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Footraces, odysseys and waning decorum
View of impeachment trial from the gallery

A minor footrace for the mic occurred on the Senate floor on Jan. 30 (Screenshot/Senate Recording Studio)

Coverage of the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump has been famously restrictive, specifically if you're trying to capture visuals in the room. 

Watch as CQ Roll Call's Griffin Connolly breaks down some of the weird, wonky and devolving atmosphere that you're not seeing on camera. 

Do points of order eat up all of a committee’s time?
There are rules in the House Judiciary Committee to ensure that both parties get their allotted time

Rep. Jamie Raskin reads a copy of “The Federalist Papers” during the House Judiciary Committee hearing on the impeachment inquiry on Monday. (Caroline Brehman/CQ Roll Call)

While there were a number of them in Monday’s House Judiciary Committee hearing on the impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump, points of order do not take up the opposing party’s time in House Judiciary committee proceedings, according to Communications Director Shadawn Reddick-Smith, and there are several rules in place to ensure that. 

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