Jeff Sessions’ confirmation hearing on Tuesday was interrupted several times by groups of protesters, some of whom wore Klansman robes.
Towards the very beginning of the hearing, a man wearing a Ku Klux Klan uniform was escorted out of the room while screaming, “You can’t arrest me, I’m white! White people don’t get arrested!”
Many of Tuesday’s protesters came from Code Pink, a liberal grassroots organization; they dressed as the Statue of Liberty and held signs reading “End Racism, Stop Sessions,” and “Refugees Welcome, Stop Sessions.”
About 30 minutes into the hearing, a woman from Code Pink was removed from the room after laughing out loud when Jeff Sessions was being lauded for his civil rights record. While being removed, the protester said, “Why am I getting taken out of here? This man is evil.”
Later, during Jeff Sessions’ opening statement, two men were removed while shouting, “No Trump, no KKK, no fascist USA!”
Sessions drank a glass of water while waiting to continue speaking. He picked up with his remarks and within five seconds, another protester yelled, “Stop this fascist pig from getting into power!”
The confirmation proceeded without interruption for over an hour before Sessions was interrupted again; this time it was when he was talking about keeping Guantanamo Bay open. Once again these protesters yelled, “No Trump, no KKK, no fascists USA.”