(TargetLiberty.org) – On Monday, the House Judiciary Committee hearing about violent crime in New York turned to chaos after heckler shouting interrupted Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) which also led to a “very unfortunate attack” on Ralph Nader which was perceived humorously by lawmakers.
While Schiff was delivering his opening remarks, he criticized the Republicans for choosing to hold the hearing in New York and accused them of scheduling the meeting as a way of defending former President Donald Trump who was recently indicted in a New York court on criminal charges.
However, while Schiff was delivering these remarks an audience member interrupted him calling him a “scumbag.” Chairman Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) quickly tried to restore order during the hearing and called for Capitol Police to remove the man from the room.
The man proceeded to shout that the committee was paying “attention to people who are justifying a bunch of families dying” and that all of them were “scumbags.” Following this display, he was quickly escorted out by police.
However, the disarray did not end there, as another man got up and claimed that the hearing was Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg’s fault and that he was to blame for the high violent crime rates in the city. Bragg is the District Attorney responsible for the prosecution of Trump and he has been the target of a lot of criticism from the right.
He proceeded to shout “Ralph Nader, you’re a disgrace to this country.” This comment was assumed to be an attempt to refer to committee ranking member Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.).
Nader, is a former third-party presidential candidate, which is why many of the lawmakers were confused to hear his name dropped during the hearing. Many on the panel laughed and Schiff even proceeded to state “That was a very unfortunate attack on Ralph Nader,” which led to even more laughs from the crowd and lawmakers.
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