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Republicans' impeachment attorney becomes internet hit for bringing his papers in a reusable supermarket bag instead of a briefcase

Republicans' impeachment attorney becomes internet hit for bringing his papers in a reusable supermarket bag instead of a briefcase
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. 
And the store announced a 'briefcase' giveaway.  
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 
Fresh Market caught wind of Steve Castor carrying their bag, and offered shoppers their own 'briefcase' if they mentioned an internet hashtag
Fresh Market caught wind of Steve Castor carrying their bag, and offered shoppers their own 'briefcase' if they mentioned an internet hashtag 
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 
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 
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 
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
GOP impeachment lawyer uses reusable supermarket bag for papers
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'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 Foods competitor. 
Whole Foods is owned by Amazon boss Jeff Bezos, who attracts frequent Trump criticism. 
By Monday afternoon, the folks at Fresh Market had gotten wind of Castor's bag. 
'We'd like to announce that we are the official briefcase maker of Steve Castor,' Fresh Market's Twitter account said. 'You can fill your briefcase up with files or yummy food (our preference). Mention hashtag #TFMBriefcase over the next 24 hours in-store to get your own briefcase for free (aka reusable bag!)'
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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