Protesters expected to interrupt proceedings
Protesters with the anti-war group Code Pink are in the hearing room and expected to attempt to interrupt the proceedings at least once during the hearing.
Code Pink founder and leader Medea Benjamin was the first member of the general public in line for a seat at the hearing. She smiled broadly as she passed U.S. Capitol Police officers, who in the next several minutes may be instructed to remove her and fellow group members from the room.
Benjamin repeatedly interrupted President Obama’s speech in May on national security and drone policy in May.