A man interrupted the House Judiciary Committee’s impeachment hearing and ripped its chairman Jerry Nadler on Monday, Dec. 9, minutes after Nadler gaveled it into session.
As the hearing began, the man stood up from the public seating area and shouted, “Donald Trump is innocent” and accused Nadler and Democrats of committing “treason” by conducting the constitutional process, Raw Story reported.
USCP remove 1st demonstrator from any of the impeachment hearings. Was very loud. Yelling that Nadler just wants to remove Trump pic.twitter.com/ERUqiSd6cq
— Chad Pergram (@ChadPergram) December 9, 2019
“Americans are sick of your impeachment sham, they’re sick of the Democrat treason,” the man yelled.
Capitol police quickly showed up and escorted the demonstrator out of the hearing room.
Somebody just ripped into Nadler and the Dems… pic.twitter.com/ITIYCmU2TH
— M3thods (@M2Madness) December 9, 2019
On the way out, the man filmed his protest and continued yelling, “We voted for Donald Trump, and they’re simply removing him because they don’t like him. We’re sick of you impeachment saga, we’re sick of Democrat treason.”
Protestor disrupts impeachment hearing, shouting that Nadler and Dems are committing “treason” pic.twitter.com/rl82VQ28nx
— Manu Raju (@mkraju) December 9, 2019
The demonstrator was identified as Owen Shroyer, a host on InfoWars, a pro-Trump site, according to The Hill.