Code Pink protesters were forcibly removed from Secretary of State nominee Mike Pompeo’s Senate confirmation hearing on Thursday.
Code Pink protester taken out of the Senate Pompeo Sec of State Confirmation Hearing:
(One minute later a Cmte aide comes out and tells the line: “We have a few seats available, would ya’ll like to come in?”) pic.twitter.com/Mz9VtqgW8Q
— Frank Thorp V (@frankthorp) April 12, 2018
A protester claiming she is a veteran and former U.S. diplomat was just escorted from the hearing after yelling of Mike Pompeo, “This man is no diplomat!” She, too, appeared to be with @CodePink. Live updates: https://t.co/QbL7s4sPme https://t.co/gCaC01VBCM
— Brian Ries (@moneyries) April 12, 2018
The anti-war protesters, who were dressed in pink police uniforms and dubbed themselves the “Pink Police,” filed into the Senate room prior to Pompeo’s hearing. They sang songs and chanted “This man is no diplomat” and “No Pompeo, no more war.”
You may have noticed the Pink Police at the Mike Pompeo confirmation hearing for Secretary of State.
— Red T Raccoon (@RedTRaccoon) April 12, 2018
Pompeo arrives for confirmation hearing and Code Pink protesters shout “No Pompeo, no more war” pic.twitter.com/Rm1hoBLBW9
— Andrea Mitchell (@mitchellreports) April 12, 2018
Code Pink protestor removed for screaming “This man is no diplomat!” from Pompeo hearing
— Manu Raju (@mkraju) April 12, 2018
At least one protester was removed after she shouted during the hearing, and others interrupted Kansas Senator Agriculture Chairman Pat Roberts’ defense of Pompeo.