The impeachment of a President is a serious undertaking.
Only twice in the history of the United States has a presidential impeachment gone beyond committee and to a vote by the House of Representatives.
So one expects a certain level of seriousness from all parties involved.
A certain dress code will be maintained with matching accessories. Like documents in file folders or accordion files, bankers boxes and briefcases and The Fresh Market shopping bags.
In the midst of the pomp and circumstance, this happened:
“hey you’re bringing your briefcase today for your nationally televised impeachment hearing right?” “no no i’ll be… https://t.co/XYgKM2drls— j.d. durkin (@j.d. durkin)1575907259.0
Kudos for having reusable shopping bags, but...
Steve Castor and his reusable grocery bag of hearing materials https://t.co/QxZvDFZHwh— Kyle Cheney (@Kyle Cheney)1575900164.0
Steve Castor, like me and everyone else I know, carries stuff in a reusable supermarket shopping bag.— Jake Sherman (@Jake Sherman)1575900155.0
The man in the video is Republican Counsel Steve Castor. And his colorful choice of a shopping bag from The Fresh Market—originally misidentified as that bastion of liberalism Whole Foods—raised eyebrows and questions.
@ChadPergram Technically that is a bag from The Fresh Market (a competitor). It's not from Whole Foods.— Nikki Baeley ❁ (@Nikki Baeley ❁)1575911101.0
Steve Castor is here, with a reusable Whole Foods bag carrying his folders and binders. https://t.co/CZzavG9kfp— Andrew Desiderio (@Andrew Desiderio)1575900233.0
@AndrewDesiderio It is a @TheFreshMarket bag!— Jacqueline Herrera (@Jacqueline Herrera)1575920399.0
But once the proper market was identified, people focused on other matters.
Steve Castor saved five cents bringing his own bag to the impeachment binder store https://t.co/9ZmB5JD4xO— Jim Newell (@Jim Newell)1575900527.0
@jim_newell I just feel like one of those big briefcases, or a banker's box might work?— (miller) (@(miller))1575900795.0
Republican counsel Steve Castor arrives for impeachment testimony with his files in reusable shopping bag from The… https://t.co/pXsHItZFTM— Dana Milbank (@Dana Milbank)1575900371.0
@Milbank and yet no one points out the horror of blue striped socks with brown shoes to the left?? 🙈— hereticsandholymen (@hereticsandholymen)1575921730.0
@hereticsandhol1 @Milbank This is always my first thought when I see unexpected striped socks with little context. https://t.co/6F4muYLglC— Neill Kovrig (@Neill Kovrig)1575939375.0
@jim_newell @Wonkette Closet liberal?— 🅂🄷🄴🄻🄻🅈🌲 (@🅂🄷🄴🄻🄻🅈🌲)1575900704.0
@jiveDurkey This is why the Italians invented the man-bag. https://t.co/UZqhKyRaaV https://t.co/vpDT8xzo3A— Monty Boa (@Monty Boa)1575949374.0
@MontyBoa99 @aspiringinvntor @jiveDurkey $ 34.99 Amazon Free Shipping https://t.co/bMTd4DrgMg— Penny the call was Perfect (@Penny the call was Perfect)1575954171.0
@briantylercohen @jiveDurkey @pdacosta This is theatrics. Could have easily put the bag on the floor, but no, gave it center stage.— Fergz (@Fergz)1575919986.0
@valorousman @briantylercohen @jiveDurkey Didn't work out for him.— Pedro Nicolaci da Costa (@Pedro Nicolaci da Costa)1575920902.0
@pdacosta @valorousman @briantylercohen @jiveDurkey Considering how craven and corrupt GOP has been during… https://t.co/GN22koy2wg— (((inglamwetrust))) (@(((inglamwetrust))))1575925139.0
@inglamwetrust @pdacosta @valorousman @briantylercohen @jiveDurkey @CREWcrew @funder Well, that grocery store waste… https://t.co/R6lH86t7tt— JZ (@JZ)1575935463.0
@jiveDurkey Walking into the hearing like https://t.co/FkfOcKHEMr— Ida Skibenes ❄️ (@Ida Skibenes ❄️)1575928368.0
@ida_skibenes @jiveDurkey I was waitin for him to pull out a sandwitch out of that thing 👀😅..— ✺ ℜ𝔞𝔤𝔫𝔞ℜ ✺ (@✺ ℜ𝔞𝔤𝔫𝔞ℜ ✺)1575936812.0
The impeachment process continues. Whether product placement will be featured in future hearings remains to be seen.