Senators look for ways to stay focused during long impeachment trial hours

Senators who must sit quiet in their seats without any electronic devices and listen to hours of impeachment arguments are finding ways to cope when they find it difficult to focus on the trial.

“Sunflower seeds and listening — sunflower seeds keep you alert and allows me to listen,” Sen. Tim Scott, a South Carolina Republican, told the Washington Examiner during a break after hearing Democratic House managers make their case against President Trump for the third straight day.

Other members, however, have been caught catching a few winks, including Sen. Jim Risch, a Republican from Idaho, and possibly Sen. Mark
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