Supreme Court nominee Kavanaugh hearing rocked by 'mob rule'
September 4, 2018 4:03 pm
The confirmation hearing for US President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee has descended into “mob rule”, a Republican senator said.
John Cornyn of Texas spoke out as Democrats demanded an adjournment and two dozen protesters were dragged out of the room in chaotic scenes.
Brett Kavanaugh faces four days before the Senate Judiciary Committee.
If approved, he would be expected to tilt the court’s balance to the right.
Minutes after Mr Kavanaugh, 53, entered the committee rooms on Tuesday, the hearing was disrupted by angry shouts from members of the public and lawmakers alike.