Courts, Politics

Kavanaugh Hearing Arrest Count Tops 200

U.S. Capitol Police have arrested 212 disruptive protestors over the first three days of the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. “Thirty-seven individuals were removed from the Committee room in the Hart Senate Office Building, and were charged with D.C. Code ß22-1321 – Disorderly Conduct,” the Capitol Police reported in a statement. Another 12 were removed from outside the hearing room for such actions as attempting to accost Kavanaugh or senators as they entered or exited. As Sen. Sasse pointed out in his well-worded lecture, the SCOTUS has become a stand-in for political debate that the framers of the Constitution intended to be had by members of Congress. The hooligans in the Senate confirmation hearings are simply responding to the left’s alternate system of government in which Congress is perpetually a do-nothing entity.

Here’s more from PJ Media…

On Thursday, the U.S. Capitol Police arrested another 69 protesters demonstrating against the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, bringing the total of protesters arrested over three days to 212.

While 61 protesters were physically removed from the hearing room on Tuesday, and 66 were escorted out of the room on Wednesday, that number dropped to 37 on Thursday.

“Thirty-seven individuals were removed from the Committee room in the Hart Senate Office Building, and were charged with D.C. Code §22–1321 – Disorderly Conduct,” the Capitol Police reported in a statement.

“In addition, 12 individuals were removed from outside the hearing room for participating in unlawful demonstration activities during a break in the Committee’s proceedings. They were charged with D.C. Code §22-1307 – Crowding, Obstructing, or Incommoding,” the police added. These twelve may have attempted to accost Kavanaugh or senators outside the hearing room.

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