Hearing on Protests Across U.S.

A Senate subcommittee convened a hearing to examine protecting free speech and preventing violent demonstrations. Several members talked about the rise… read more

A Senate subcommittee convened a hearing to examine protecting free speech and preventing violent demonstrations. Several members talked about the rise in violent demonstrations by groups like antifa and white supremacists groups. Oregon Senators Ron Wyden (D) and Jeff Merkley (D) delivered remarks on the decision to send federal police officers into Portland. Other witnesses included federal government officials from the Department of Homeland Security, social justice advocates, and legal scholars. During this portion of the hearing, Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC), who chairs the full committee, said if the government had not intervened in Portland, the violent protesters would have “burned the god damn thing down.” Throughout the hearing, Subcommittee Chair Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Ranking Member Mazie Hirono (D-HI) disagreed over several issues, including whether the intent and focus of the hearing and the role of federal officers. close

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Program ID:
474496-1
Category:
Senate Committee
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Senate Committee
Location:
SD-562, Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Aug 04, 2020 | 2:35pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
Last Aired:
Aug 08, 2020 | 12:26pm EDT | C-SPAN 1

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  • Aug 04, 2020 | 2:35pm EDT | C-SPAN RADIO
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  • Aug 08, 2020 | 12:26pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
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