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Democrat Nadler noshes on babka at Trump impeachment hearing

Jewish lawmaker seen in House chamber with bag from famed New York Upper West Side grocery Zabar’s

House impeachment manager Rep. Jerry Nadler, walks out of the Senate chamber after the first impeachment trial of President Donald Trump ended for the day at the US Capitol, January 24, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
House impeachment manager Rep. Jerry Nadler, walks out of the Senate chamber after the first impeachment trial of President Donald Trump ended for the day at the US Capitol, January 24, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

JTA — As chair of the House Judiciary Committee, Rep. Jerry Nadler has been busy this week creating impeachment history. But he hasn’t gone hungry, apparently.

C-SPAN caught Nadler carrying a bag from Zabar’s, the famed New York grocery and appetizing store located in his Upper West Side congressional district, as he took his seat on Wednesday. The bold orange logo would be unmistakable to anyone familiar with the store.

Multiple news organizations — including New York Magazine and West Side Rag, a hyperlocal blog — reached out to Nadler’s office to find out what was inside the bag.

The response, from Nadler’s deputy press secretary Julian Gerson: “A babka and the constitution, what else?”

Nadler is one of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s nine chosen managers for the impeachment process, along with fellow Jewish representatives David Cicilline, Jamie Raskin and Adam Schiff.

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