Senate Democrats Disrupt Kavanaugh Hearing Just Seconds Into Grassley’s Opening Remarks
Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley was just seconds into his welcome statement at a hearing for the Supreme Court nomination of Brett Kavanaugh before Democratic California Sen. Kamala Harris interrupted him repeatedly Tuesday.
“Good morning. I welcome everyone to this confirmation hearing on the nomination of —” Grassley began before being interrupted by Harris.
“Mr. Chairman, I’d like to be recognized for a question before we proceed,” Harris said. “Mr. Chairman, I’d like to be recognized to ask a question before we proceed. The committee received just last night, less than 15 hours ago, 42,000 pages of documents that we have not had an opportunity to review.”
Grassley called for regular order but continued to be interrupted by multiple Democrats on the committee. The room, which was packed with activists, burst into applause.
Multiple protesters began to scream and yell as Grassley proceeded in introducing the Judge.
Democratic Connecticut Sen. Richard Blumenthal called for the hearing to adjourn, leading to more applause.
“We will continue as planned,” Grassley said as the room erupted in boos and jeers.
“Most senators would not agree to turn over their staff’s communication to anyone,” Grassley said, citing attorney/client privilege.