Second protester interrupts Sotomayor hearing

The confirmation hearing of Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor was interrupted for a second time Monday by the outburst of an anti-abortion-rights-protester.

"Abortion is murder!" yelled a protester, who was pulled quickly from hearing room by Capitol police.

"The officer will remove the person! The officer will remove the person!" Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick LeahyPatrick LeahyOvernight Tech: TV box plan faces crucial vote | Trump transition team to meet tech groups | Growing scrutiny of Yahoo security Leahy wants Judiciary hearing on Yahoo Overnight Cybersecurity: FBI probes possible hack of Dems' phones | Trump's '400-pound hacker' | Pressure builds on Yahoo | Poll trolls run wild MORE (D-Vt.) declared into his microphone, speaking over the protester and banging his gavel.

The outburst interrupted the opening statement of Sen. Dick DurbinDick DurbinDems gain upper hand on budget McConnell: Senate could drop flood money from spending bill Funding bill rejected as shutdown nears MORE (D-Ill.). Another protester interrupted the statement of Dianne FeinsteinDianne FeinsteinElection-year politics: Senate Dems shun GOP vulnerables Senators already eyeing changes to 9/11 bill after veto override WH tried to stop Intel Dems' statement on Russian hacking: report MORE (D-Calif.) earlier in the session.

-Alexander Bolton