Abortion protester's outburst interrupts Sotomayor hearing

The Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearings of Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor were briefly interrupted Monday morning by the outburst of an anti-abortion-rights activist.
 
Sen. Dianne FeinsteinDianne FeinsteinGrassley: Comey must say if FBI investigated Sessions Grassley doesn't see how Judiciary 'can avoid' obstruction probe Senators grill Perry on Yucca nuclear storage plans MORE’s (D-Calif.) opening statement was brought to a dead halt by a protester who screamed out: “What about abortion?” and “Stop the genocide of unborn Latinos!”
 
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U.S. Capitol Police scrambled to remove the protester from the hearing room.
 
Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick LeahyPatrick LeahyGoing national with automatic voter registration Republicans slam Trump’s new policy toward Cuba Trump draws a harder line on Cuba MORE (D-Vt.) gaveled the hearing room to order and declared: “There will be no outbursts allowed in the committee either for or against the nominee.”
 
Despite criticizing Sotomayor in his opening statement, Sen. Jeff SessionsJeff SessionsGrassley: Comey must say if FBI investigated Sessions Gingrich: Media was right, special elections were a referendum Overnight Regulation: Labor groups fear rollback of Obama worker protection rule | Trump regs czar advances in Senate | New FCC enforcement chief MORE (R-Ala.) backed Leahy’s call for orderly proceedings.
 
“I support you 100 percent,” said Sessions.