“Get out of here you low-life scum,” McCain snapped at one point.
According to the AP, Sen. John McCain (R-Arizona) was left fuming mad after hecklers disrupted a congressional hearing on Thursday.
According to ABC News, the protesters, who were affiliated with the liberal activist group Code Pink, swarmed behind former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger as he arrived for a Senate hearing on national security.
“Arrest Henry Kissinger for war crimes!” the protesters chanted, apparently upset at the Nixon administration official for his role in the Vietnam War.
McCain, a Vietnam veteran, had no understanding for their criticism.
“You’re going to have to shut up, or I’m going to have you arrested,” he told them.
McCain also apologized to Kissinger for allowing their “despicable” interruption to occur.