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Linda Sarsour and Crew Arrested During Kavanaugh Confirmation Hearing

Linda Sarsour and Crew Arrested During Kavanaugh Confirmation Hearing

“We can and we should do better than this. It’s predictable now that every confirmation hearing is going to be an overblown, politicized circus.” – Sen. Ben Sasse

Women’s March organizer Linda Sarsour was arrested Tuesday for hooting and hollering during the opening remarks of Judge Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court confirmation hearings.

Approximately 20 disruptors were forcibly removed from the hearings, according to The Daily Caller.

Sasour entered the hearing room in the Hart Senate Office Building just before 9:30 a.m. EDT. She sat quietly with other anti-Kavanaugh activists until the hearing opened, at which point she loudly rebuked Republican lawmakers and urged them to adjourn. She continued to shout at senators as she was dragged from the room by multiple police officers. Several other activists brandishing signs immediately followed suit and were removed.

Sarsour and Democrats have worked tirelessly to turn a very normal government process into a circus-like affair. And for what? They’re certainly not interested in discussion or honest discourse.

In any case, watch here:

It’s almost like the whole thing was planned. Right on cue, the Women’s March sent a fundraising email:

As you may have seen on the news, Women’s March activists organized the disruptions of Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearings today. We did it because we are more concerned than ever about what our future looks like if Kavanaugh gets confirmed.

Our future will look like rights being taken away from women and all people of color, from people with disabilities, from workers, from LGBTQ and gender nonconforming folks. It will look like crumbling infrastructure of a once forward-looking country. It will look like contaminated water served to children. It will look like women dying in back-alley abortions. It will look like a wall separating us from our closest neighbors and families. It will look like regular people working more and earning less, while the rich get richer.

Fund the resistance! Click here to give $10 monthly to keep our movement strong.

That future doesn’t have to be the one we live in. To avoid it, we have to act. We have to continue to build power in our communities and make the politicians who allowed us to get to this place feel the power of our votes. Let Congress know that those who are complicit in Trump’s white supremacist agenda will be voted out.

We got arrested intentionally to stop TrumpHitler, donate now!” — basically.

Team Mitch was not the least bit moved:

Sen. Sasse used his opening remarks to address the confirmation hearings turned sideshow.

“We can and we should do better than this. It’s predictable now that every confirmation hearing is going to be an overblown, politicized circus. And it’s because we’ve accepted a bad new theory about how our three branches of government should work — and in particular about how the Judiciary should work,” said Sen. Sasse.

Saying further:

But really, the reason these hearings don’t work is not because of Donald Trump… It’s not because of anything these last 20 months… These confirmation hearings haven’t worked for 31 years in America. People are going to pretend that Americans have no historical memory and supposedly there haven’t been screaming protestors saying, “Women are going to die” at every hearing for decades. But this has been happening since Robert Bork. This is a 31-year tradition. There’s nothing really new the last 18 months.

So, the fact that the hysteria has nothing to do with you means that we should ask, what’s the hysteria coming from? The hysteria around Supreme Court confirmation hearings is coming from the fact that we have a fundamental misunderstanding of the role of the Supreme Court in American life now.

Our political commentary talks about the Supreme Court like they are people wearing red and blue jerseys. That’s a really dangerous thing and, by the way, if they have red and blue jerseys, I would welcome my colleagues to introduce legislation that ends lifetime tenure for the judiciary. Because if they’re just politicians, then the people should have power and they shouldn’t have lifetime appointments.

So, until you introduce that legislation. I don’t believe you really want the Supreme Court to be a politicized body. Though that’s the way we constantly talk about it now.

We can and we should do better than this. It’s predictable now that every confirmation hearing is going to be an overblown, politicized circus. And it’s because we’ve accepted a bad new theory about how our three branches of government should work — and in particular about how the Judiciary should work.

What Supreme Court confirmation hearings should be about, is an opportunity to go back and do School House Rock civics for our kids. We should be talking about how a bill becomes a law, and what the job of Article II is, and what the job of Article III is.

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Like I said, just wait till Trump gets his next nomination, then the show really begins.

    4th armored div in reply to RodFC. | September 4, 2018 at 5:55 pm

    while i do not wish her bad – rbg is next – maybe this year….

    fscarn in reply to RodFC. | September 4, 2018 at 6:17 pm

    As you say, the next one will be the real show. Let’s title it, “When originalists dream,”

    Kavanaugh will be confirmed, making it a Firm Five. Ruth Buzzy, who delusionally thinks she’s in charge of the length of her life span, may suffer a snip of the Abhorred Shears of Atropos sooner than she thinks, with DJT naming her replacement (yes, the Senate will remain GOP). Breyer, longing to spend his final days eating Breyers® Ice Cream with his grandkids and realizing that he will now be facing a Solid Six, responds to the loss of the Buzz, by crying, “What’s the use; I can no longer effectively legislate on behalf of the Democrat Party from the bench,” and resigns. The Don goes into action, and the Solid Six becomes the Solid Seven.

    Then, in late-2022 or mid-2023, Thomas & Alito, each of whom will by then be in his mid-70s, come to DJT (yes, there will be a second term), announce their plans to retire, thereby giving the Don time to line up their respective replacements. Thomas & Alito condition their retirements on the Don’s promise to replace them with people in the mold of Scalia, with each nominee to be in his/her mid-40s. In time Roberts does the same, though he’ll be coming to President Mike Pence. The Solid Seven remains solid for decades.

Is it always Dems who pull these stunts?

    Tom Servo in reply to Whitewall. | September 4, 2018 at 5:14 pm

    name the time that any Republican activists made any kind of demonstration at any hearing of any kind during the entire Obama administration.

    I can’t think of any.

      murkyv in reply to Tom Servo. | September 4, 2018 at 5:58 pm

      Republicans sure didn’t do anything of the sort when Obama nominated 2 of the most unqualified people to ever sit on SCOTUS

“It’s predictable now that every confirmation hearing is going to be an overblown, politicized circus.”

You think THIS is a circus? Just wait until they pull the plug on RBG’s life support.

Seems like the WH (aside from the press room) and the SC, are the only places where the standard decorum of the location is respected.

They should be hauled out AND BARRED FROM RETURNING. The second they set foot in the chamber – “Trespass After Warning”.

Damn right ADJOURN – right to the floor for a vote – and if it doesn’t succeed – HOLD THE SESSION OVER until it does.

We’re NOT PUTTING GARLAND IN – (sorry Chuckey, won’t fly).

Keep pushing “middle of the road/sensible” democrats (assuming there are any left) into disgust and make them #WALKAWAY.

It’s NOT AMUSING ANY MORE…

Rick

    JusticeDelivered in reply to RSConsulting. | September 4, 2018 at 6:28 pm

    Dems have gone beyond left, and they are turning Dems into independents and Republicans in droves. They have been so worked up that they are oblivious to what is happening.

Even PBS noted that the whole thing was choreographed, and that the protesters started shouldering one by one, so that they could keep up the disruption as long as possible.

Also, Lindsey Graham summarized the Democrats actual position very well. It’s worth it, to see the whole thing.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QKSc_5cilt0&frags=pl%2Cwn

caseoftheblues | September 4, 2018 at 5:18 pm

Not sure what rights Sarsour is worried about losing…by her own rabid adherence to Sharia she has virtually none by her own choice….

It’s predictable now that every confirmation hearing is going to be an overblown, politicized circus.

Not really. We only get circuses when the nominees involved don’t have the approval of the Leftists. The Right isn’t so big on circuses.

JusticeDelivered | September 4, 2018 at 5:24 pm

I am envisioning a future were illegals have all been expelled, with their children, and all people like Sansour have either chosen to assimilate or have been tossed back to their shit hole of origin.

Furthermore, I am very pleased with Trump and I am looking forward to his reelection anf lots more people of similar nature and convictions being elected.

Winston Churchill most certainly did a very good job of pegging Muslim’s collective nature.

There was another publicity stunt today when the father of a Parkland shooting victim approached Kavanaugh during a break. He reached out to shake his hand, but K turned around and walked away.
The left is having a field day with this.
Who paid for him to be there?

    Tom Servo in reply to MTED. | September 4, 2018 at 6:44 pm

    “Kavanaugh turned away” was the spin that the Leftists in the MSM put on it. A review of the video evidence reveals that the real headline was “unidentified man attempts to get close to Kavanaugh as hearing ends, Security immediately intervenes to block him.”

Activism is BBBIIIIGGG business. These activist groups, and some individuals, are making money out of public demonstrations. And, it has always been thus, on the anti-government left. Jesse Jackson got rich in the racism business. Bill Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn got rich after being founders and active members of the Weather Underground. And, the list goes on.

When you view all of these antics as theater, a business, then it makes so much sense. This “anarchism” is heavily funded. And, money people hate anarchy, as they can not survive in a Mad max post-apocalypse wasteland. So, it is all designed to do two things; put the right people into power with an excuse to impose strict controls on the citizenry. These people are dangerous, but they can be dealt with, once you understand who is backing this BS and for what reasons.

I am actually happy the left is doing this…..the more people that can see who these inconsiderate people are, the less likely they will be to fall in with them.

It reminds me of the Dem and Repub conventions from many years ago. The Dems had cages for the “free speech” protesters. The Repubs has no such cages….they just let whoever come out to raise hell and filmed it all. I particularly liked shot after shot of infantile adults making complete asses of themselves, and then hearing a Repub operative state to a tv audience, “do your politics fall in line with the people doing this?”

Sometimes to send the roaches running, you really just need to turn on the lights.

Not sure what rights Sarsour is worried about losing…by her own rabid adherence to Sharia she has virtually none by her own choice….

The same “right” her Marxoid allies (for now) desire to exercise: the right of a self-appointed superior people to control the permitted thoughts, permitted speech, and permitted lives of a “protected” people made up of their inferiors.

I hate to condemn this site because they cover so much of the things that we need to see. But covering this publicity hound is like giving Al Sharpton a mic. This is what they live for. Did anyone notice that during the interruptions at the hearing the cameras never turned around to show the disruptors? That is the way to deal with this trash. Or if they must be covered at least do not show their picture.

I’m curious how the vile Sarsour actually makes a living and puts food on the table. I mean, most of us actually engage in some productive labor to earn a living.

It’s unique to be able to put “Professional Anti-Semite and Faux Muslim ‘Victim'” on your federal tax return, but, one wonders how this twit actually supports herself.

    JusticeDelivered in reply to guyjones. | September 4, 2018 at 6:53 pm

    My understanding is that Muslim women’s most important job is to crank out large numbers of future breeders and large numbers of future martyrs, all while doing so at other peoples expense.
    Why doesn’t Israel cut off electricity, fuel and water? Most people understand that parasites deserve no quarter.

    AmandaFitz in reply to guyjones. | September 4, 2018 at 7:00 pm

    Soros and Steyer related entities pay lots of people to protest- some just get paid more than others!

    DieJustAsHappy in reply to guyjones. | September 4, 2018 at 7:44 pm

    Women’s March organizer Linda Sarsour … Women’s March activists organized the disruptions … “Fund the resistance! Click here to give $10 monthly to keep our movement strong.”

    100,000 contributing $10 each is one million dollars. It would be interesting to know what the actual number is.

The GOP leadership is comprised of incompetent fools, most of them corrupt.

They should try making a living in Brussels or someplace stale like that, and leave the work of the US Republican party to real men and women.

I try hard not to hate. I think I’m making an exception here. Blumenthal was disgusting.

legacyrepublican | September 4, 2018 at 7:11 pm

This is a tweet we won’t see from the POTUS, but it might put things into perspective if he did …

“Linda Sarsour @lsarsour needs to go get her genitals mutilated.”

Every time I see her my stomach churns, but I still like bacon.

I hope that the Capitol Police have been instructed to hold the protesters, and the without Bond until the Confirmation hearings and voting on the Nominee is OVER. The Sergeant At Arms of the Senate has that authority, if I recall, to hold arrestees effectively indefinitely, until trial on the merits can be held before the Senate.

Let them get a taste of Jail food and TRUE limits on their freedom and let’s see exactly how well these individuals do when they can’t go home to their comfy couch and drink their $8 latte.

[correction] I hope that the Capitol Police have been instructed to hold the protesters, without Bond until the Confirmation hearings and voting on the Nominee is OVER.

Once he is confirmed, the left, maybe led by Hillary, will announce that Kavanaugh is not a legitimate justice because of process defects and, therefore, they will “resist” every 5-4 decision of the Supreme Court in which Kavanaugh is one of the 5.

DieJustAsHappy | September 4, 2018 at 7:48 pm

“Our future will look like rights being taken away from women …”

Yet, they don’t seem too concerned with the right of young girls to safely be present and listen as their father gives gives testimony pertaining to one of the highest offices in the land.

Confirmation hearing attendance ought to be limited to elected officials, nominee and family, witnesses brought in one at a time to speak/testify. Let the hearings be carried on CCTV piped to an off-site / overflow room for the press and public where their childish antics can not disrupt the hearing. I’m appalled people are given the opportunity for such disruption – when their elected representatives are there to be the voice of their constituents …

    HamiltonNJ in reply to MrE. | September 5, 2018 at 10:23 am

    I’m curious – how do members of the “public” get to sit in on these things?
    Do they give out tickets? Do you have to write in to someone?
    If its some sort of lottery system, then its amazing that one of the most vocal lefty activists in the country just happens to get a seat at this very important event.

      I wondered that too. Scalping? Some attend at the invite of senators – Sen. Feinstein invited Fred Guttenberg. So who invited Sarsour, or did someone with an invite scalp their ticket to Sarsour? Or are some seats held in the name of a special interest group / PAC with the attendee to be named later?

It’s a terrible, terrible thing to think, but I find myself musing about the prospect of the police hauling a screaming protestor out of the room, letting them scream for a few seconds outside the courtroom, and then having one of the cops slap a hand over their mouth at the same time another cop lets loose a round into a potted plant or something.

Just to give the protestors inside something to think about.

This was Linda Sarsour, drumming up funds for her “causes.”

Senator Sasse is mistaken. This isn’t a misunderstanding by the left, this is their preferred form of government. They simply love authoritarianism and rule by “experts.” They always have.

These psychos wan to rule us.

Be very afraid.

They are all invited specifically by Senators, yes?

Solution seems obvious: Punish the Senator for the actions of his/her guest if they act out like this.

Chairman of the subcommittee can punish Senators if they break the rules, so have a rule where they lose their grandstanding (er, speaking) time if their guest starts screaming and disrupts proceedings. In extreme cases, have the Senator removed from the hearing.

Ban that Senator from inviting any guests to anything for a certain length of time if one of his guests disrupts proceedings.

That’d put an end to these antics very quickly.

Bucky Barkingham | September 5, 2018 at 7:58 am

What can they do today or tomorrow to top their antics of Day 1? I wouldn’t be surprised if there were bomb threats made to disrupt the hearing.

Islam on the move.

buckeyeminuteman | September 5, 2018 at 12:45 pm

Who the hell let Sarsour in? She’s a known agitator, send her back to Saudi and let her protest their government all she wants.

    She can’t be sent “back” to somewhere she’s never been and to which she has no connection. Sorry, this is her country just as much as it’s yours and she has the same right to stay here that you do.

Congress should pass a law that anyone who gets arrested for interrupting a confirmation hearing get no bail for the duration of the hearing.

The Senate should also adopt rule that any Senator, who gives a pass to anyone who get arrested for interrupting a Senate session or committee hearing, gets no more passes for one year for each misused pass.

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