Thursday, April 19, 2007
Leahy warns Gonzales protesters
WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Senate Judiciary Chairman Patrick Leahy, D-Vermont, admonished prominent activist Cindy Sheehan and members of the anti-war group "Code Pink" Thursday for holding up signs and obstructing people's view during Attorney Gen. Alberto Gonzales' hearing on the U.S. attorney firings.
Senate Judiciary Chairman Patrick Leahy, D-Vermont.
"Nobody is more protective of First Amendment rights than I, but if signs are being held up and are blocking the views of people, I don't care whether signs are for the attorney general or opposed to the attorney general, if signs are being held up blocking the views of others who have just as much a right to be here as everyone else, the people doing that will be removed," Leahy said.
Approximately a dozen protesters are wearing pink and orange clothing and holding up small signs referencing "habeus corpus" and "torture" and calling on Gonzales to "resign."
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