Protesters disrupt Senate hearing; CIA nominee faces scrutiny over drones
February 7th, 2013
07:47 AM ET
2 years ago

Protesters disrupt Senate hearing; CIA nominee faces scrutiny over drones

Washington (CNN) – A hearing on President Barack Obama's nominee to head the CIA was temporarily halted on Thursday after protesters repeatedly prevented John Brennan from speaking.

Sen. Dianne Feinstein, the chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, ordered the room cleared of spectators after a fifth person began shouting as Brennan began his opening statement.

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  1. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA

    If you take up arms against the U.S., you revoke your citizenship and you're branded a traitor. Treason is punishable by DEATH!!!

    February 7, 2013 08:30 am at 8:30 am |
  2. Rudy NYC

    For a President who, according to neo-cons, is supposed to be such a radical leftist pacifist, his military policies simply do not fit the right wing's narrative. Pres. Obama launched more drones during is first month in office than Bush did during his entire two terms.

    February 7, 2013 08:35 am at 8:35 am |