Massachusetts Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren said she was glad a group of protesters gathered inside the Hart Senate office building during the confirmation of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh Tuesday, saying she thinks they should stay.
During the hearing, around 100 protesters risked arrest by gathering in the lobby of the Senate building where the hearing was taking place. Nearly 20 protesters inside the hearing were removed and arrested just 30 minutes after the hearing began.
“I’m glad they’re here, they are exercising their free speech,” Warren said when asked by The Daily Caller News Foundation if she supported the protesters’ actions.
She also responded affirmatively when asked if she believed the protesters should stay.
“You bet,” Warren said.
Warren did not respond when TheDCNF asked if she liked Kavanaugh. However, Warren’s staffers tried to block cameras so she could not be recorded. (RELATED: It Took Five Seconds For The Kavanaugh Hearing To Turn Into A Raging Dumpster Fire)
Warren has continued to protest Kavanaugh’s nomination and even joined a large group of protesters after President Donald Trump revealed his pick, speaking on the steps of Supreme Court directly after Trump’s announcement.
Correction: The original headline of this article was “Elizabeth Warren Has No Problem With Protesters — She Wants Them To Stay And Interrupt Kavanaugh Hearing.” TheDCNF reporter asked Warren if she wanted the protesters to stay, to which she responded, “You bet.” She did not specify that she wanted them to continue interrupting.
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