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SEND IN THE CLOWNS: Dems Launch Coordinated Effort to Derail SCOTUS Hearing

Democrats “plotted” a “coordinated protest strategy” via phone call on Monday, to “disrupt and protest” the hearing.

By NTK Staff | 09.04.2018 @11:00am
SEND IN THE CLOWNS: Dems Launch Coordinated Effort to Derail SCOTUS Hearing

Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee shouted over Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and each other during the opening minutes of the confirmation hearing for Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh, in what turned out to be a coordinated effort to disrupt the hearing.

NBC News reporter Kasie Hunt tweeted that Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) organized and led a phone call on Monday designed to derail Tuesday’s hearing:

The senators executed this strategy within minutes of the hearing, beginning when Sens. Kamala Harris (D-CA), Mazie Hirono (D-HI), and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) started shouting over Grassley’s introductory remarks.

At the same time, protesters sitting in the back of the hearing room began wailing and screaming, ensuring no one could be heard or understood. The Women’s March took credit for some of these protests:

As of 10:19am, 22 individuals had been arrested for disorderly conduct in the chamber. Here’s a video of some of them screaming while being escorted out of the committee room:

To highlight the coordinated effort of this protest, Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) issued a fundraising email just as the hearing kicked off:

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