As the Senate geared up for another day of arguments in Donald Trump’s impeachment trial, quiet descended on the chamber for the opening prayer — and the chaplain used the moment to remember a basketball titan. “We think about life’s brevity, uncertainty and legacy,” Chaplain Barry Black said as he mourned Kobe Bryant and his daughter, who died in a helicopter crash on Sunday.
But that wasn’t all. Senators should use Bryant as an inspiration, the chaplain said. “As this impeachment process unfolds, give our senators the desire to make the most of their time on Earth,” he said. “Lead them along the path of honesty.”