The beginning of today’s Senate Judiciary Committee hearing ahead of questions for SCOTUS nominee Brett Kavanaugh featured plenty of disruption from activists in the public section of the room:
— CBS News (@CBSNews) September 5, 2018
— Reuters Top News (@Reuters) September 5, 2018
Before too long, there were fewer seats occupied by the public:
NOW: Police and staff are keeping all seats for the public empty. No more public inside. There is a line outside, unclear if this is temporary.
This is why you hear no more protests. pic.twitter.com/ZMOzwvUYU7
— Lisa Desjardins (@LisaDNews) September 5, 2018
The Resistance, led by Sally Kohn, was alarmed by that sight:
This is NOT what democracy looks like.
— Sally Kohn (@sallykohn) September 5, 2018
— Amy Siskind (@Amy_Siskind) September 5, 2018
Over and over again, Chairman @ChuckGrassley has said that "this is the most transparent and open Supreme Court confirmation process of all time."
This is not what transparency looks like, Chairman Grassley. The public deserves access (in person) to the hearing room. https://t.co/zaQdiP7p8M
— The Leadership Conference (@civilrightsorg) September 5, 2018
One thing’s for sure: There would be a lot more filled seats if so many people hadn’t disrupted the hearing and gotten themselves removed from the room:
So democracy is a small group of people disrupting a hearing so the rest of us can't get information on the candidate? We'll have to agree to disagree.#StopKavanaugh
— Un-Named Source (@RealBlueBets) September 5, 2018
Shriekers were removed. It will be glorious when the money trail for the disrupters leads directly to Democrat operatives or pacts. It always does.
— Todd Mirkin (@TMirkin) September 5, 2018
Reasonable people know that protest wasn't about Kavanaugh
It's an anti-Trump protest
Just be honest
Own it https://t.co/x6JiagQhWk
— HeisenbergHattie (@HBergHattie) September 5, 2018
— Storm Paglia 🇺🇸 (@storm_paglia) September 5, 2018
1) it’s not a democracy, it’s a republic. Elected reps handle this part.
2) elected representatives can’t do their job with people screaming nonsense.
— Chris Homan (@homanclature) September 5, 2018
Gee I don’t know, maybe because they’re rude and interrupt proceedings?
— Not The President (@Dawg25385) September 5, 2018
They were a bunch of nutcases
— Davo (@bd82ss) September 5, 2018
One final observation:
looks like the media gallery for the Gosnell trial
— Razor (@hale_razor) September 5, 2018