Protesters at CIA Director nominee Gina Haspel’s Senate confirmation hearing were arrested Wednesday.
The Code Pink protesters just started chanting, protesting Gina Haspel’s nomination to lead the CIA, and many of them have now been placed under arrest and dragged forcibly from the hearing room. pic.twitter.com/44f82Vq1qC
— Katie Bo Williams (@KatieBoWill) May 9, 2018
Haspel arrives at Senate Intel…and more protesters are removed pic.twitter.com/PcpGp6vcad
— Jeremy Herb (@jeremyherb) May 9, 2018
— NBC News (@NBCNews) May 9, 2018
President Trump stated this week that Democrats are holding up Haspel’s nomination “because she is too tough on terror.”
My highly respected nominee for CIA Director, Gina Haspel, has come under fire because she was too tough on Terrorists. Think of that, in these very dangerous times, we have the most qualified person, a woman, who Democrats want OUT because she is too tough on terror. Win Gina!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 7, 2018