Supermarket Grabs Odd Impeachment Spotlight

GOP attorney uses reusable tote for a briefcase, and the chain capitalizes
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 10, 2019 12:36 PM CST
At Hearing, a Bizarre Marketing Opportunity
Republican staff attorney Steve Castor arrives to testify at the House Judiciary Committee hearing on Monday. That's not your usual briefcase he's got.   (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Monday's impeachment hearing was serious business. Mostly. There was also the oddity of Republican attorney Steve Castor arriving at the proceeding with all his material tucked into a reusable supermarket bag instead of a briefcase. As Time points, lots of people on the internet noticed. So, too, did the supermarket chain whose bag was in use: The Fresh Market. It's now boasting of being "the official briefcase maker of Steve Castor" and offering free bags for people who mention #TFMBriefcase into Tuesday afternoon, reports the Hill. (Impeachment got serious again on Tuesday.)

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