The Hill reports that only 47 senators showed up for Friday’s closed-door briefing on classified surveillance programs. Surely the ones that skipped out had important senator-ing to do, right?

Unreal. More than half of all senators just slapped up “gone fishin'” signs and headed out.

Details from The Hill:

Only 47 of 100 senators attended the 2:30 briefing, leaving dozens of chairs in the secure meeting room empty as Clapper, Alexander and other senior officials told lawmakers about classified programs to monitor millions of telephone calls and broad swaths of Internet activity. The room on the lower level of the Capitol Visitor Center is large enough to fit the entire Senate membership, according to a Senate aide.

The Hill was not provided the names of who did, and who didn’t, attend the briefing.

Citizens took to Twitter to demand the names of the utter disgraces who prioritized getting an early start on the weekend over attending the briefing.

Doing your job? What difference does it make?

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