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GOP impeachment attorney brings papers to hearing in reusable supermarket bag

Republican attorney Stephen Castor didn’t bother with a briefcase Monday when he showed up for the House Judiciary Committee’s latest impeachment hearing. 

Castor walked into the Longworth committee room hauling his legal documents in a Fresh Market grocery bag. 

The bright green accessory had the words ‘live, eat, shop, reuse’ on its side, and had photos of bread on the front and back. It soon captured the imagination of the internet. 

Republican impeachment lawyer arrives with his legal documents tucked inside a Fresh Market reusable grocery bag

Republican impeachment lawyer arrives with his legal documents tucked inside a Fresh Market reusable grocery bag

Republican impeachment lawyer arrives with his legal documents tucked inside a Fresh Market reusable grocery bag 

Republican lawyer Steve Castor digs through his Fresh Market grocery bag, which became the co-star of Monday's House Judiciary Committee impeachment hearing

Republican lawyer Steve Castor digs through his Fresh Market grocery bag, which became the co-star of Monday's House Judiciary Committee impeachment hearing

Republican lawyer Steve Castor digs through his Fresh Market grocery bag, which became the co-star of Monday’s House Judiciary Committee impeachment hearing 

Republican impeachment attorney Stephen Castor showed up to Monday's hearing carrying his documents in a Whole Foods bag

Republican impeachment attorney Stephen Castor showed up to Monday's hearing carrying his documents in a Whole Foods bag

Republican impeachment attorney Stephen Castor showed up to Monday’s hearing carrying his documents in a Whole Foods bag 

The bag, carried by GOP lawyer Steve Castor, got the attention of the internet, with some wondering if it was a subliminal dig at President Trump, who is openly critical of Whole Foods owner Jeff Bezos

The bag, carried by GOP lawyer Steve Castor, got the attention of the internet, with some wondering if it was a subliminal dig at President Trump, who is openly critical of Whole Foods owner Jeff Bezos

The bag, carried by GOP lawyer Steve Castor, got the attention of the internet, with some wondering if it was a subliminal dig at President Trump, who is openly critical of Whole Foods owner Jeff Bezos 

Republican counsel Steve Castor (left) and Democratic counsel Daniel Goldman (right) being sworn in during Monday's House Judiciary Committee hearing

Republican counsel Steve Castor (left) and Democratic counsel Daniel Goldman (right) being sworn in during Monday's House Judiciary Committee hearing

Republican counsel Steve Castor (left) and Democratic counsel Daniel Goldman (right) being sworn in during Monday’s House Judiciary Committee hearing 

Republican lawyer Steve Castor is photographed walking through the Longworth committee room, carrying his Fresh Market tote

Republican lawyer Steve Castor is photographed walking through the Longworth committee room, carrying his Fresh Market tote

Republican lawyer Steve Castor is photographed walking through the Longworth committee room, carrying his Fresh Market tote 

Steve Castor's Fresh Market bag is seen peeking out from his desk as he looks through legal documents Monday

Steve Castor's Fresh Market bag is seen peeking out from his desk as he looks through legal documents Monday

Steve Castor’s Fresh Market bag is seen peeking out from his desk as he looks through legal documents Monday 

Steve Castor's bag choice had some Twitter users wondering why he didn't show up to the high-profile hearing with a briefcase

Steve Castor's bag choice had some Twitter users wondering why he didn't show up to the high-profile hearing with a briefcase

Steve Castor’s bag choice had some Twitter users wondering why he didn’t show up to the high-profile hearing with a briefcase 

Cheddar's J.D. Durkin envisioned a conversation with Steve Castor where he decides it's perfectly appropriate to show up to an impeachment hearing with a reusable grocery bag

Cheddar's J.D. Durkin envisioned a conversation with Steve Castor where he decides it's perfectly appropriate to show up to an impeachment hearing with a reusable grocery bag

Cheddar’s J.D. Durkin envisioned a conversation with Steve Castor where he decides it’s perfectly appropriate to show up to an impeachment hearing with a reusable grocery bag 

Even George Conway chimed in, suggesting the bag gave off a 'liberal' vibe, mistaking it for one from Whole Foods, which is owned by Jeff Bezos, a frequent target of President Trump

Even George Conway chimed in, suggesting the bag gave off a 'liberal' vibe, mistaking it for one from Whole Foods, which is owned by Jeff Bezos, a frequent target of President Trump

Even George Conway chimed in, suggesting the bag gave off a ‘liberal’ vibe, mistaking it for one from Whole Foods, which is owned by Jeff Bezos, a frequent target of President Trump

‘Is Steve Castor really the best lawyer Republicans could find to defend Trump in the impeachment hearings?’ commented CNN talking head Keith Boykin, sharing a clip of Castor walking in with the grocery bag. 

J.D. Durkin of Cheddar crafted some mock dialogue. 

‘Hey you’re bringing your briefcase today for your nationally televised impeachment hearing right?’  

‘No no I’ll be fine with this,’ Durkin wrote in Castor’s voice. 

George Conway, the husband of Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway, chimed in and said the bag was a ‘very liberal-looking amazon-wapo kinda of bag.’ 

He added that he hoped the security screeners at the Capitol Hill office building ‘checked it for tofu and kale.’ 

Conway, like a number of internet commenters, mistook the Fresh Market bag for a Whole Foods bag. 

Fresh Market is a Whole Markets competitor. 

Whole Foods is owned by Amazon boss Jeff Bezos, who attracts frequent Trump criticism.  

Castor previously intrigued the internet by his line of questioning during the first public impeachment hearing where the dueling Republican and Democratic lawyers were initially used.   

Monday’s hearing featured Castor and two Democratic staff lawyers who are outlining each side’s case against and for impeachment. 

The early hours of the hearing featured a number of interruptions and forced votes, with House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler trying to gavel through the ruckus, and his Republican colleagues using legislative maneuvering to trip him up. 

A protester, Owen Shroyer of Infowars, shouted at the beginning that Trump is ‘innocent.’ 

‘Jerry Nadler is committing treason,’ he also yelled.  

Castor used his testimony to argue that the Democrats were ‘obsessed’ with impeaching the president, and used the Ukraine call as a convenient reason.  


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