By Alexander Bolton - 07/13/09 10:57 AM EDT
Sen. Dianne FeinsteinDianne FeinsteinPost Orlando, hawks make a power play Ryan: No plans to vote on Democratic gun bills after sit-in Overnight Cybersecurity: Senate narrowly rejects expanding FBI surveillance powers MORE’s (D-Calif.) opening statement was brought to a dead halt by a protester who screamed out: “What about abortion?” and “Stop the genocide of unborn Latinos!”
Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick LeahyPatrick LeahySenate Dems rip GOP on immigration ruling Bernie Sanders’s awkward return to the Senate Senate heads toward internet surveillance fight MORE (D-Vt.) gaveled the hearing room to order and declared: “There will be no outbursts allowed in the committee either for or against the nominee.”
Despite criticizing Sotomayor in his opening statement, Sen. Jeff SessionsJeff SessionsGOP senators: Brexit vote a wake-up call Sessions warns of 'radical' Clinton immigration policy Poll: Sanders, Rubio most popular VP picks MORE (R-Ala.) backed Leahy’s call for orderly proceedings.
“I support you 100 percent,” said Sessions.