“Secretary Kerry, the American people say no to war. Ban Ki-moon says no to war, the Pope says no to war. We don’t want another war,” Medea Benjamin of Code Pink yelled at the hearing after Kerry was finishing his remarks. “The first time I testified before this committee, when I was 27 years old, I had very similar feelings to that protester,” Kerry said.
With less money and fewer members, antiwar groups struggle to effectively protest the imminent war in Syria.
“The voice of that woman is worth paying attention to.” Code Pink’s Super Bowl.
“I’m willing to cut the young lady who interrupted me so slack, because it’s worth being passionate about.”
“This is an issue that does get people together who believe in liberty – on the left and right.”
Senate Intelligence Committee chairman Dianne Feinstein forced to call a recess when several Code Pink protesters interrupted Brennan’s confirmation hearing for the CIA directorship. The room was cleared and Code Pink wasn’t allowed back in.
“When I first came to Washington and testified, I obviously was testifying as part a group of people who came here to have their voices heard, and that is, above all, what this place is about.”