Every once in a while, John McCain does the exact right thing. This was one of those times.

During a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing yesterday, leftist Code Pink activists disrupted the session to verbally assault Henry Kissinger who was there to testify on national security issues.

John McCain was having none of it and even received applause for shutting the protesters down.

Alexander Mallin of ABC News:

Senator John McCain Calls Out Protesters Who Swarmed Henry Kissinger

Sen. John McCain earned some applause inside a Senate Armed Services hearing this morning after he erupted at protesters of former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, calling them “low-life scum.”

“I’ve been a member of this committee for many years, and I have never seen anything as disgraceful and outrageous and despicable as the last demonstration that just took place,” said McCain, R-AZ.

Protesters from the group CodePink swarmed behind Kissinger as he arrived alongside two other former Secretaries of State, Madeleine Albright and George Shultz, for a hearing on U.S. national security strategy.

They held up signs calling Kissinger a criminal and chanted “arrest Henry Kissinger for war crimes” — citing some of his more controversial decisions during the Nixon and Ford administrations.

“You know, you’re going to have to shut up, or I’m going to have you arrested,” McCain said as Capitol Hill Police tried to remove the protesters. “Get out of here you low-life scum.”

CSPAN captured the entire exchange on video:

If Code Pink is a “progressive” group, why are they protesting Kissinger? He left the state department in the 1970’s.

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