Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) had to calm down Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) when she was being a bit too jovial during their press conference about President Trump's impeachment trial on Friday.
Harris was seen joking around with Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) when Schumer turned around and motioned for her to cut it out. Harris was taken aback at Schumer's reaction.
Democratic leadership has had issues with preventing their members from clowning around or acting in a celebratory manner since they maintain they do not want to impeach Trump and are being forced to do so because of his actions. They often say the impeachment process has been heavy and "somber" for the nation.
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) gestured for Democrats to cut out the cheers they made after the two articles of impeachment were passed by the Democratic majority.
After reading the vote totals for Article I of impeachment, @SpeakerPelosi appears to cut off clapping Democrats. The speaker had reportedly told her colleagues not to do so. pic.twitter.com/EdYuI8FesV— Townhall.com (@townhallcom) December 19, 2019
Despite the instructions from their leadership, some Democrats were unable to contain their joy.
So much for being "sad" and "solemn" about pursuing impeachment...— Tommy Pigott (@TCPigott) December 18, 2019
Democrats erupt in laughter and applause on the House floor shortly after Democrat Rep. Maxine Waters touts, “yes I called for Trump’s impeachment early”pic.twitter.com/sDRpH9Lb64
Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) posted an Instagram story showing how excited she was as she and her staff were on the way to the House chamber to vote on the impeachment articles.
"Hey everyone, I'm on my way to the United States House floor to impeach President Trump on behalf of my incredible district. 13 District strong. Let's do this," Tlaib says in the video.