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Protester interrupts impeachment inquiry hearing

Protester interrupts impeachment inquiry hearing
Posted at 9:16 AM, Dec 09, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-09 12:23:22-05

An impeachment hearing held by the House Judiciary Committee Monday was briefly interrupted when a protester interrupted proceedings.

Shortly after the hearing was gaveled in by Chairman Jerry Nadler, someone in the room began yelling. The protester appeared to be against the impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump and made comments about Nadler committing treason.

It appears the protester is Owen Shoyer, an InfoWars reporter. Shoyer live-streamed his protest on Periscope.

InfoWars is a right-wing conspiracy radio program and website that was founded by Alex Jones, who's is currently facing a handful of defamation lawsuits relating to his theories about the Sandy Hook shooting.

The protester was quickly led out of the hearing room. It's not yet clear if the protester was arrested by Capitol Police of if that person will face charges.