There were many fireworks during the hearing for Brett Kavanaugh Tuesday in the Senate. Democrat senators regularly interrupted Chairman Grassley during his introduction, and protesters screamed to try and disrupt the hearing.
The protesters yelled profanities and attacks at Kavanaugh before being arrested by police. For the beginning of the hearing, Kavanaugh’s entire family was sitting in the front row of the hearing.
At one particularly tense moment, Kavanaugh’s daughters — Margaret, 13, and Elizabeth, 10 — were rushed from the hearing by their mother.
According to reporting by the Washington Examiner:
As Democratic senators fought to delay the hearing of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, and as spectators jarringly heckled the process Tuesday, his two young daughters were rushed from the hearing room, according to sources.
The two, Margaret and Liza, were taken out by their mother, Ashley, as the hearing got ‘hot’ said one insider.
‘It was very unpleasant for young children,’ said the insider.
Speaking on CNN, conservative commentator Josh Holmes made the argument that Democrats were just trying to delay and disrupt the nomination hearing.
“They had to dismiss Judge Kavanaugh’s daughters from the hearing room at one point,” Holmes told liberal panelist Symone Sanders and legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin.
“Oh, please,” Toobin mocked, “Oh, please.”
“They were already going to get up, now, Josh,” Sanders said.
“Oh, please? Did that not happen?” Holmes asked bewildered.
Toobin said, “Because they were planning on leaving any way. They were little kids.”
“It was pretty contentious,” Holmes said, “The bottom line is, he sat here for six hours, entertaining people questioning his character and integrity, and now that he’s had a chance to respond, I think he did a nice job.”
Toobin smirked. “He’s going to be on the Supreme Court for 30 years. I think he can spend an uncomfortable afternoon.”