Trump impeachment lawyer wears kippah on Senate floor

While addressing the chamber, Schoen repeatedly covered his head with his hand when he drank water, leading to an explosion of social media questions.

Trump's impeachment lawyer David Schoen covering his hand with his head before drinking water (photo credit: SCREEN CAPTURE FROM CNN LIVE BROADCAST/JTA)
Trump's impeachment lawyer David Schoen covering his hand with his head before drinking water
(photo credit: SCREEN CAPTURE FROM CNN LIVE BROADCAST/JTA)
Attorney David Schoen was wary of wearing his kippah on the Senate floor on the first day of the impeachment trial of his client, former President Donald Trump.
On Tuesday, Schoen told CNN following the hearings that he was worried it was not “appropriate,” that it was “awkward” and that it might offend someone. He had been seen entering the Capitol wearing the kippah.
But the yarmulke’s absence while the attorney spoke drew more attention than its presence might have. While addressing the chamber, Schoen repeatedly covered his head with his hand when he drank water, leading to an explosion of social media questions.
On Wednesday, Schoen opted to wear the kippah on the floor.
He did not speak, however — the entire proceeding was given over to Democrats making their case that Trump should be convicted for his role in spurring the deadly Jan. 6 raid on the US Capitol by his supporters, who sought to stop the affirmation of Joe Biden’s election as president.
Trump’s defense team may retake the stage as early as Thursday afternoon, when the kippah question could head for a resolution.