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 LeahyThe Hill's 12:30 Report NBA pulls All-Star Game from NC over bathroom law When America denies citizenship to servicemembers 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 DurbinSyria activists cheer Kaine pick Democratic National Convention event calendar Opioid package clears key Senate hurdle MORE (D-Ill.). Another protester interrupted the statement of Dianne FeinsteinDianne FeinsteinHotel lobby cheers scrutiny on Airbnb GOP platform attempts middle ground on encryption debate Week ahead: Encryption fight poised to heat up MORE (D-Calif.) earlier in the session.

-Alexander Bolton

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