Kissinger Physically Threatened at Senate Hearing



Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain said he is willing to put up with protesters in his hearings, but he is concerned that members of Code Pink on Thursday physically threatened former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, who is 91.

Kissinger, along with fellow former secretaries of state Madeleine Albright and George P. Shultz were testifying when members of the group held up a sign calling Kissinger a war criminal and approached the witness table. One of the protesters dangled a set of handcuffs over Kissinger’s head, McCain said Thursday on Fox News Channel’s “Your World with Neil Cavuto.”

McCain said it is the first time he has seen protesters physically threaten someone in a hearing room. Only one Capitol Police officer was in the room, “and that individual really didn’t do anything,” McCain said.

Several senators left the dais to stand between the protesters and the witnesses until more police could enter to remove the protesters, he said.

“Now, this is a 91-year-old man, who, by the way, is recovering from a broken shoulder who … has served his nation, in my view, incredibly honorably over many, many years, going all the way back to World War II,” McCain said. “And they treat him this way.”

McCain said he believes the protesters should be arrested for potentially threatening Kissinger.

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  1. They were just a bunch of Obamaniks. They are common low class dregs of society who believe that Obama is their G-d. Having said that, I’m no fan of Kissinger. He was terrible.

  2. You should identify and explain “Code Pink” as being one of the many offspring of George Soros’ stable of subversive, pro-Obama America-haters. BTW Was Nancy Pelosi among them?

  3. If you watch the video, it’s clear Dr. Kissinger was never in any serious danger of any kind. There was a big guy in front of him. A woman got close with a pair of handcuffs (“over his head” is a stretch). That’s all. The protesters themselves were all older and didn’t quite seem to know what to do with themselves. I don’t think they thought they could actually get that close to him. They sat down when told to sit down or be arrested.

    I love how these stories come out, and when you watch actual video tape, it’s so much more benign.

    But it was great to hear McCain cuss em out at the end!