A pro-Trump protestor and InfoWars host had to be forcibly removed from Monday’s impeachment hearing after he shouted accusations of treason at Democrats leading the proceedings just before testimony began.
The man, identified as Owen Shroyer, filmed himself as he was ejected, and later posted the video on Twitter.
Protestor disrupts impeachment hearing, shouting that Nadler and Dems are committing “treason” pic.twitter.com/rl82VQ28nx— Manu Raju (@mkraju) December 9, 2019
“Jerry Nadler and the Democratic party are committing treason against this country,” the man shouted, before being set upon by Capitol Police officers. “America’s done with this! America’s sick of the treason committed by the Democratic Party.
“We voted for Donald Trump, and they’re simply removing him because they don’t like him,” Shroyer yelled.
Shroyer is host of “The War Room” on Alex Jones’ InfoWars website, a hive of fake news and conspiracy theories published in Texas. The site and its main host have been banned from most social media platforms, including Twitter, Facebook, and Youtube.
this is the guy who just interrupted the house impeachment hearing https://t.co/UPVnf2xkBv— John Whitehouse (@existentialfish) December 9, 2019
Monday’s hearings are expected to hear from lawyers for the Judiciary and Intelligence Committees present evidence that Trump committed impeachable offenses.