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 FeinsteinHuman rights leaders warn against confirming Gorsuch Feinstein sees slipping support among California voters: poll Schumer a no on Gorsuch, will urge Dems to oppose 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!”
 
ADVERTISEMENT
U.S. Capitol Police scrambled to remove the protester from the hearing room.
 
Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick LeahyPatrick LeahyLive coverage: Day three of Supreme Court nominee hearing Dems land few punches on Gorsuch Live coverage: Day two of Supreme Court nominee hearing 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 SessionsMore than ever, Americans need a special prosecutor for Russia-Trump probe Israeli police arrest suspect in connection to JCC bomb threats FBI has info suggesting coordination between Trump aides, Russia: report MORE (R-Ala.) backed Leahy’s call for orderly proceedings.
 
“I support you 100 percent,” said Sessions.