Kicker: Drowning out protesters

MARY REICHARD, HOST: Well, not all the protesters on Capitol Hill this week were from the left. As Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey testified before a House committee, a right-wing protester starting shouting.

AUDIO: [woman shouting] Regular order–Order (three gavel strikes)

So one lawmaker on the panel, Missouri Republican Billy Long, who happens to my congressman, thought, if the protester was going to shout down lawmakers, he’d return the favor.

You are going to find real fast what Congressman Long did before he became Congressman Long.

WOMAN: That is why he is censoring and shadow banning …

LONG: [auctioneer chatter] I yield back. (laughs)

It’s The World and Everything in It.

A woman disrupts the the Capitol Hill hearing on Twitter. (C-SPAN)

WORLD Radio transcripts are created on a rush deadline. This text may not be in its final form and may be updated or revised in the future. Accuracy and availability may vary. The authoritative record of WORLD Radio programming is the audio record.

Like this story?

To hear a lot more like it, subscribe to The World and Everything in It via iTunes, Overcast, Stitcher, or Pocket Casts.







Pocket Casts

(Requires a fee)

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.