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There are rules on Capitol Hill.

Some of them are written.

A lot of it is not.

It is not unusual for the legislature to banter with the Chairman, if you disagree vehemently, as you will be running a hearing. The unwritten rule is that the legislature will try to burn the hearing from the beginning.

But that was not the case at the hearing for the Supreme Court, Brett Kavanaugh, nominated on Tuesday.

“Good morning to you. I welcome you all to this hearing on the nomination…,” said Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, to begin just after rapping the gavel of the process.

This is so got as far as Grassley. Sr., Kamala Harris, D-Calif., skyjacked the greeting words of the Iowa Republican.

“Mr. Chairman,” Harris broke in. “Mr Chairman. Mr. Chairman. I would like to be recognized for a question before we proceed.”

Someone on the Podium demanded the “regular order.”

And just seconds into the hearing, Grassley fired a warning shot over the freshman senator arc.

“You’re all right!” thundered Grassley. “I’ll go.”

“We can’t move forward, Mr. Chairman,” asked Harris.

Sen., Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., then she moved to be tolerated, as the session falls into chaos. Squads of demonstrators hectored legislators of the back of the room.

“This is a mockery and a mockery of justice!” excoriated a demonstrator. “This is a travesty of justice! We will not go back!. Brett Kavanaugh Cancel! You adjourn for the day!”

The protesters protested. Senators tangled then for an hour and 17 minutes on the documents and procedures to Grassley was eventually able to return to his opening statement.

The rules say you can not the Congress, to interfere. But it is a first Amendment. Few things are more American than Express their complaints before the Congress.

But as the protest on Capitol Hill is a “unwritten” rule.

U.S. Capitol Police (USCP) is formed are, to some degree, the width of the protesters – but not to the point that it is away from the actual Convention business.

You can not Congress to interfere. But that did not stop scores of demonstrators from the bark of Kavanaugh.

USCP in General, the demonstrators give a verbal warning. But the police move, if the protesters did not comply.

Those who are arrested, usually charged with against one of the two laws in the District of Columbia: DC Code §22-1321 – disturbance of the peace, or DC Code §22-1307, displacement, disability, or Incommoding. Those who are arrested, a fine of $35-$50 fine and is released.

Protesters return to head, then just protest again.

This is a grey area.

Fox is told that there is an agreement between the justice Committee and USCP, bar those who already finished arrested immediately. It’s ultimately up to the Committee to determine who is allowed to. in the case of an oral hearing However, USCP were on the search for “repeat offenders.” This means that you spied on everyone who came back? No. It is an imperfect system. In fact, the Kavanaugh hearing, a group of onlookers who entered the room, only to be escorted before they sat.

This is the “written” way USCP, hand, protesters and trespassers. But Rep. Billy Long, R-Mo., an “unwritten” technique developed demonstrators handle a hearing this week.

USCP officers badges, sports and service Revolver. But none carries the Laurel of the choice of the “Ozarks Best auctioneer,” seven times.

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey testified Wednesday before a house energy and Commerce hearing Committee, threats to conservative speech. Demonstrator Laura attached Loomer rose in the direction of the back of the hearing room with a phone to take a selfie-stick. Loomer wandered aloud about the “shadow ban” and claims, “Jack Dorsey is trying to influence the election.”

Committee Chairman Greg Walden, R-Ore., to remove called for the USCP Loomer. But it took a while for them to get there. So, in an effort to drown out Loomer, Long a cadenced bid launched call, similar to what you might hear on a Saturday estate sale in southern Missouri.

“Ten. Twelve-and-a-half. 15!” is chanted for a Long time. “Seven-and-a-half. Twenty Dollars. Two-and-a-half. Seven-and-a-half. 30!”

Long as the incantation continued, arrived to USCP and removed Loomer – by the book.

It is certainly not written somewhere that you are not important political issues at the swearing-in of a new member of Congress. But Rep. Marcy Kaptur, D-Ohio, opposed this trend, when the house welcomed its newest member, Rep. Troy Balderson, R-Ohio. Balderson won a narrow victory in a special election last month over Democrat Danny O’connor. It is a seat long in Republican hands. Political observers view the race as an indicator for the upcoming mid-term elections.

Kaptur is the senior female in the house, and Dean of the Ohio delegation. She asked Balderson, to the house and then noticed what it took the Republicans only to the seat.

“We all know, the requirements needed to compete in each election and theirs drew so much national attention. It is estimated about 10 million US dollars has been spent overall on the race. About 60 times what the job pays,” said Kaptur.

This caused the moaning and whistling of the legislature.

“Maybe on a cross-party basis, the Ohio representative was unable to merge with us, to limit our nation’s election spending, and to dash the first state to be the end of this mad, excess cash,” said Kaptur. “A real plague on the basis of representative government.”

Boos and hisses cascaded through the chamber.

Some lawmakers, Fox said she thought Kaptur was out of line – especially to a swearing-in ceremony. But Kaptur said, it was the perfect time to increase the theme.

It is not written anywhere that you should not do, what Kaptur. But some frowned on their tactics.

To Kavanaugh, finally, back.

On Thursday morning, sen. Cory Booker, D-NJ, said he was rules to break the Senate and threatened with expulsion by the release of confidential messages to Kavanaugh about racial profiling.

“I understand the punishment potentially pushing me out of the Senate,” said Booker. “I invite openly and accept the consequences.”

Senate rule XXIX (29) States that “Any Senator, officer, or employee of the Senate shall disclose the secret or confidential business or proceedings of the Senate, including the business and proceedings of committees, subcommittees and offices of the Senate, shall be liable, if a Senator, to suffer, and the expulsion from the body; and if an officer or employee, to dismissal from the service of the Senate, and to punishment for contempt.”

Article I, section 5 of the Constitution grants the house and the Senate, the right of expulsion of members, provided that two-thirds of the body agrees.

These are the written rules.

But it is an unwritten law that the Senate is not the jumping power of its members.

The Senate is only 15 senators included in the story. No because Sen. Jesse Bright, D-Ind., in the year 1862.

Then it was discovered that it released E-Mails Booker, not even confidentially.

If you’re going against a rule is breaking a rule. Sometimes, written. Sometimes it doesn’t.

Capitol attitude is a weekly column by members of the Fox News Capitol Hill team. Your article, you take in the halls of Congress, and they cover the spectrum of political topics, presented, discussed and voted on.

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