The spectacle in the Senate would have made no sense seen from the world we lived in just a few decades ago.
On the first day of the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing for Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh on Tuesday, 70 people were arrested for disrupting the proceedings. There were more than 40 interruptions by Democratic senators during the first hour of the hearing. Protesters continued to disrupt the confirmation hearing Wednesday.
Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, who has served 37 years in the Senate (as well as six years in the U.S. House and 16 years in the Iowa state House) calmly handled the disruptions.