During the final Senate vote on the confirmation of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh on Saturday, protesters repeatedly interrupted the roll call.
It started shortly after Vice-President Mike Pence called for the clerk to call the roll.
“I’m a patriot!” one protester is heard shouting from the gallery while others can be heard screaming in the background.
“The sergeant at arms will restore order in the gallery,” Pence said repeatedly, banging his gavel.
Then, a little while later it happened again.
Finally, after the final vote was announced, another protester shouted from the gallery, prompting yet another round of gavel banging and calls for the sergeant at arms to restore order.
The unusually vocal protesters prompted a strong reaction on Twitter.
The screams from the protestors in the Senate are primal.
— Sam Stein (@samstein) October 6, 2018
Protestors screaming and removed from the gallery as vote to confirm Kavanaugh is underway. “The sergeant-at-arms will restore order in the gallery,” says Pence, who is presiding. An unusually long disruption in the Senate chamber
— Manu Raju (@mkraju) October 6, 2018
The desperation in the voices of the protestors interrupting the Senate vote. ?
— Melissa McEwan (@Shakestweetz) October 6, 2018
Protesters also gathered outside.
Protestors have amassed outside the Senate and just saw Mike Pence as he exited to his motorcade. pic.twitter.com/zrwKHcOsjq
— Kyle Cheney (@kyledcheney) October 6, 2018
Meanwhile, over at the Supreme Court, protesters reacted to the fact Kavanaugh will be the next Supreme Court Justice of the United States.
Watch above, via CNN
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