Paid Protestors at Kavanaugh Hearing

Sep 5, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The hearing for SCOTUS nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh began yesterday with an atmosphere of chaos, hecklers, and interruptions. Senator Chuck Grassley could barely start the hearing by saying “Good Morning” before Democratic senators started interrupting him. In the first 40 minutes, there were 44 total interruptions.

Approximately 70 people were arrested yesterday. Sixty-one were removed from the Senate Judiciary Committee room and charged with disorderly conduct, and nine removed from the second floor of the Dirksen Senate Office Building and charged with crowding, obstruction, or incommoding. In fact, the atmosphere became so offensive that Ashley Kavanaugh, the judge’s wife, was forced to quickly escort her visibly upset young daughters from the hearing room. Judge Kavanaugh’s parents were also visibly upset by the vulgar shouts of the protestors.

Abortion activists wearing red robes and white bonnets from “The Handmaid’s Tale” lined the balconies in the Hart Senate Office Building as the hearing began. The liberal group calling itself Demand Justice, a pro-abortion group that works closely with Planned Parenthood, claimed to be behind the protests. The so-called Women’s March, led by its co-founder and anti-Semite Linda Sarsour, is also stating it organized the protest which included women with blood on them.

“The disrespect and disruption of this confirmation process is unprecedented, uncivil, and mean-spirited. It is ashamed that the Senate committee room has become so filled with vile that Judge Kavanaugh is not able to have his children attend the hearing.  We need to pray for Judge Kavanaugh, his family, and this entire confirmation process,” said Liberty Counsel Founder and Chairman Mat Staver.

Liberty Counsel is working with Faith & Action to bring daily Facebook Live updates. Peggy Nienaber with Faith & Action has personally witnessed protestors getting paid $50 to disrupt the hearing. They also receive free breakfast, lunch and bail money. She has personally confirmed the reports of protestors getting paid to disrupt the hearing.

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