Code Pink is back and more disruptive than ever.
After protesting at the confirmation hearing for newly-minted Secretary of State John Kerry, the all-female peace group also showed up at John Brennan’s CIA director confirmation hearing in front of the Senate Intelligence Committee.
And this time, they made quite the ruckus.
They interrupted Thursday’s hearing once, twice, three times. After the fourth interruption — a woman standing on her chair, holding up a doll and shouting about children in other countries being killed by drones — committee chairwoman Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) warned that another outburst would result in their ejection from the hearing.
“The next time, we’re going to clear the chamber and bring people back in one by one,” Feinstein said. “This witness is entitled to be heard, ladies and gentlemen, so please give him that opportunity.”
Code Pink wasn’t deterred by Feinstein’s warning, and did indeed voice their protests again. At that point, Feinstein suspended the hearing and asked police to clear the public gallery.
“You’ve done this five times now, and five times are enough,” Feinstein said.
Even though only five protesters were vocal, the viewing area had been apparently been infiltrated by Code Pink affiliates who held up their hands, painted pink.
Shortly after the public gallery was cleared, Feinstein resumed the hearing.
Here’s how it all went down, via Twitter: