Four Anti-Israel Agitators Hauled Out By Capitol Police After Senate Hearing Interrupted

( – Anti-Israel protests have swept the nation in the wake of the war on Hamas. Activists have disrupted college campuses and graduation ceremonies, been arrested in Times Square, and caused other problems. When agitators took their message to the Capitol Building, they were promptly removed.

On May 21, Secretary of State Antony Blinken was on Capitol Hill to testify before lawmakers in a Senate Foreign Relations Committee about his department’s budget. While making his opening statement, a protester stood up in the hearing room and started yelling the name of a 6-year-old whom Israel reportedly murdered in Gaza. The man told the secretary he would be “remembered as the Butcher of Gaza ” and for murdering Palestinians.

Capitol Police Officers sprang into action and Chairman Ben Cardin (D-MD) asked the law enforcement officer to remove the man from the room. The lawmaker also told the rest of the audience that anyone else who disrupted the hearing would also be removed.

An elderly woman was the next one to disrupt the events of the day. She shouted at the secretary of State to “stop the genocide” of the people in Gaza. Police escorted her out next.

Two more people interrupted the hearing. One of them charged at the table where Blinken was sitting while shouting that he was a “war criminal” and his hands were bloody from the thousands of people who had died. The last protester kicked out of the room shouted more of the same, calling him a war criminal and accusing him of being “deranged.”

During the hearing, the secretary of state responded to the news that an International Criminal Court (ICC) prosecutor was seeking arrest warrants against Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his defense minister. Blinken said President Joe Biden’s administration was willing to work with Congress to respond to the court’s decision to pursue those warrants.

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