N.Y. Times account: “Senator Elizabeth Warren, Democrat of Massachusetts, sent a particularly pointed question for Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. to read aloud in the Senate chamber.

“’Does the fact that the chief justice is presiding over an impeachment trial in which Republican senators have thus far refused to allow witnesses or evidence contribute to the loss of legitimacy of the chief justice, the Supreme Court and the Constitution?” she asked of the House managers.

“Stunned gasps and oohs filled the chamber — from senators and spectators alike — as Mr. Roberts finished reading the question, with little emotion on his face.”