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‘Protester Gameday’: Protesters Get Dragged From Healthcare Hearing [VIDEO]

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Henry Rodgers Capitol Hill Reporter

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Daily Caller News Foundation covered another action-packed protest Monday afternoon in a must watch episode the of TheDCNF’s show “Protester Gameday.”

Two DCNF reporters covered a massive crowd of protesters that showed up to a Senate Committee on Finance hearing on the recent Republican proposal to repeal major portions of Obamacare. Protesters were so unruly that Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch, a Republican, was forced to recess the hearing until all protesters were forcibly removed from the room.

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Sens. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina and Bill Cassidy Louisiana, both Republicans, were present in Monday’s hearing and released a revised bill earlier that day to repeal major features of Obamacare and change the way the program is funded.

Graham and Cassidy, along with Sens. Dean Heller of Nevada and Ron Johnson of Wisconsin, also Republicans, are trying to win the support of conservative and moderate senators in the GOP who remain on the fence or were outright opposed to previous efforts to repeal and replace Obamacare.

“Kill the bill, don’t kill us,” the protesters chanted repeatedly. The chants started the moment Senate Finance Committee Chairman Hatch hit the gavel Monday afternoon, causing capitol police to forcibly remove the protesters from the Finance Committee hearing. (RELATED: Protesters Force Obamacare Repeal Hearing To Recess)

Meanwhile, the hundreds of protesters who were not in the hearing remained in the hallways of the Dirksen Senate office, loudly chanting. The chants could be heard from inside the hearing. Police began to remove the protesters from the hallways, even having to take some of the protesters from their wheelchairs to get them out of the building.

A long line of protesters were arrested and processed outside of the Dirksen Senate office building. It is still unclear what charges the protesters received. The protesters under arrest were seen sitting outside the Senate office building, detained by the capitol police in hand ties. Some protesters were being placed in paddy wagons.

Don’t miss “Protester Gameday” where Henry Rodgers and Phillip Stucky will continue to cover any and all protests of interest live and on the ground across the country for TheDCNF.

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