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Chaos in the Senate as Kavanaugh confirmation hearings begin

Protestor at Kavanaugh hearing
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Twenty-two protestors have been arrested for causing disruptions during Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation hearing Tuesday, while Democrats attempted to delay the process over concerns about a lack of transparency and questions about President Trump's legal troubles.

The bottom line: Committee chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), who was forced to give his opening statement an hour later than scheduled, refused to allow a vote on the Democrats' motion to adjourn and has pledged to continue the confirmation hearing despite interruptions.

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Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.)

Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.)

Ranking member Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.)

Sen. Corey Booker (D-N.J.)