Joining him, also in a KKK outfit, was Lenny Bianchi, a retired electronic security technician and volunteer firefighter from Bluemont, Va. Before his court appearance Bianchi said he needed to speak out because of Sessions' "many racist comments" and "racist positions."
The Sessions and Tillerson hearings were interrupted by members from other groups, including Witness Against Torture, CASA de Maryland and Greenpeace. The activists were charged with variations of unlawful disruption of Congress, and given a stay away order from the Capitol grounds until their hearings, scheduled for February 17.
Tillerson's nomination was approved by the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Monday; the full Senate could vote on his appointment next week. Democrats on the Judiciary Committee used committee rules to delay a vote on Sessions' appointment until next week.