On Wednesday, during the second night of arguments in the impeachment trial, the Senate chamber was startled by a screaming protester — evidently opposed to removal of President Donald Trump — charging the gallery before being seized and thrown out by Capitol police.
The protester, who reportedly was shouting about abortion and calling on senators to dismiss the charges, was ordered ejected from the chamber by Chief Justice John Roberts. He continued to shout as he was being removed from the premises.
A protester just burst into the Senate gallery, Gallery 5, across chamber from the dais, yelling something like "Je… https://t.co/e931tE022L— Todd J. Gillman (@Todd J. Gillman) 1579735461.0
OMG!! The scariest thing just happened. A protester stormed onto the balcony while Hakeem Jeffries was addressing t… https://t.co/rYRlxwg7JU— Kadia Goba (@Kadia Goba) 1579735455.0
Group of Capitol Police officers just wrestled a loud protester to the ground on 3rd floor of Senate chamber, walke… https://t.co/yGiY8ykBEr— Ramsey Touchberry (@Ramsey Touchberry) 1579735645.0
Here's what @nytimes says about the impeachment heckler: “Schumer is the devil,” the protester yelled as he was led… https://t.co/7s4b1Satyk— Nancy Daly (@Nancy Daly) 1579735866.0
Listen to the incident here:
While @RepJeffries is speaking, a protester can be heard in the Senate chamber Chief Justice: "The sergent-in-arm… https://t.co/JNCCjdQGoH— CSPAN (@CSPAN) 1579735768.0