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Sen. Dianne Feinstein kicks out Code Pink protesters during Brennan confirmation hearing

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Anti-war Code Pink protestors repeatedly interrupted the Senate Intelligence Committee hearing this afternoon for John Brennan, President Obama’s nominee for CIA director.

During the hearing, Sen. Dianne Feinstein D-Calif. grew increasingly impatient with the protestors, finally ordering that the hearing be adjourned and the room cleared of all Code Pink protesters.

“This witness is entitled to be heard ladies and gentlemen,” an irritated Feinstein said striking the gavel repeatedly. “I’m going to ask that the room be cleared and the Code Pink associates not be permitted to come back in.”

“Five times is enough,” she added.

Several Code Pink protesters in the audience applauded as the hearing was closed.

Brennan has been facing increasing scrutiny for his role in the Obama administration's drone program.

 

 

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