The Senate Judiciary Committee’s hearing of Judge Brett Kavanaugh was marred by radicals who interrupted the solemn proceedings with shouts and chanting. Among the screaming leftists was Muslim activist Linda Sarsour, who was arrested by U.S. Capitol Police. Radical women dressed in the costumes associated with the erotic feminist movie “The Handmaid's Tale” were also on hand to protest the Supreme Court nominee’s alleged "extremism."
Also, during the midst of questioning by Democrats opposed to Judge Kavanaugh, his wife, Ashley, rushed their two daughters Margaret, 13, and Elizabeth, 10, out of the chamber. According to The Washington Examiner, the girls were rushed out by their mother because “the hearing got 'hot.'"
Among the protesters arrested in Brett Kavanaugh's hearing today: actress Piper Perabo, UltraViolet co-founder Shaunna Thomas and Women’s March co-founders Linda Sarsour and Bob Bland. https://t.co/EP4gMOBVZo— Jennifer Bendery (@jbendery) September 4, 2018
It took but seconds for Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) at its commencement to interrupt the hearing and demand adjournment. The proceedings declined from there while Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee interrupted proceedings nearly 60 times.
Democrats plotted coordinated protest strategy over the holiday weekend and all agreed to disrupt and protest the hearing, sources tell me and @frankthorp— Kasie Hunt (@kasie) September 4, 2018
Dem leader @chuckschumer led a phone call and committee members are executing now
Over the weekend, it was reported that Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer conducted a phone call with Democrats to coordinate strategy, reportedly to disrupt the hearing for President Trump’s judicial nominee.NBC reporter Kasie Hunt tweeted during the hearing: "Democrats plotted coordinated protest strategy over the holiday weekend and all agreed to disrupt and protest the hearing, sources tell me and [NBC news producer] Frank Thorp. Dem leader Chuck Schumer led phone call and committee members are executing now."
Women’s March co-president Bob Bland says white women need to "take a seat" after Charlottesville https://t.co/CnnccpfaEJ— TIME (@TIME) August 16, 2017
Sarsour -- a leftist who helped to organize the raucous Women’s March on Washington in January 2017 confirmed on Twitter that she was "arrested for disrupting the hearings earlier this morning." She was among approximately 30 other women who were arrested. Among them were Women’s March Senior Advisor Winnie Wong, and Orange is the New Black creator Piper Perabo.
Linda Sarsour violating Sharia Law once again by ‘purposely and intentionally’ putting herself in a situation ‘knowing’ that she will ‘definitely’ be touched by men other than her husband. (Police). No virgin boys for her in heaven. pic.twitter.com/91GhEiMWLb— Imam Tawhidi (@Imamofpeace) September 4, 2018
Democrats and progressives are claiming that they have not been given sufficient access to papers that would fully document Kavanaugh’s record on the bench. Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) bashed Democrat who claimed that they had no access to Kavanaugh's records. Grassley said that his office was open 24 hours a day for a week for Democrats to access Kavanaugh's records and not a single Democrat appeared. “But not all of these presidential records remain confidential. In fact, nearly two-thirds already became public," Grassley said during the hearing. "These records are posted on the committee's public website and available to the American people."
INTERRUPTIONS SO FAR:— Alyssa E. Hackbarth (@AlyssaEinDC) September 4, 2018
Blumenthal, Richard 13
Booker, Cory 10
Harris, Kamala 8
Hirono, Mazie 6
Klobuchar, Amy 3
Whitehouse, Sheldon 2
Leahy, Patrick 1
Coons, Christopher 1
"As a result, we provided an unprecedented public access to a record number of presidential records and did it in record time," Grassley continued. "The most sensitive presidential records remain committee confidential under federal law just as they were during the nominations of Kagan or Gorsuch. But we have expanded access to these documents also instead of just providing access to committee members, we've provided access to all 100 senators."
"Instead of just providing access to a very few committee aides, we've provided access to all committee aides," Grassley reminded Democrats. "And instead of just providing access to physical binders of paper, we've provided 24/7 digital and searchable access. This is unprecedented access to committee confidential material. I would also like to add that my staff set up work stations and have been available 24/7 to help senators who are not on committee access confidential materials, but not once, but not one senator showed up."
Democrats led by Phil Bredesen's friend @ChuckSchumer plotted protests to disrupt Judge Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation hearing. These are childish antics that undermine the integrity of the confirmation process. Judge Kavanaugh deserves respect & a fair hearing. #ConfirmKavanaugh https://t.co/UJkPQnfXES— Marsha Blackburn (@VoteMarsha) September 4, 2018
"I guess senators complaining about lack of access to confidential documents weren't really interested in seeing them in the first place," Grassley concluded. "But I want to emphasize more documents are widely available than in any prior Supreme Court nomination."
“I’m sorry your daughters had to endure the political circus from this morning,” @tedcruz speaking now from the dais to Kavanaugh, says that Kavanaugh and his wife have been friends with his family for 20 years.— Elizabeth Landers (@ElizLanders) September 4, 2018