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Chairman -- seems vice chairman Chambliss members of the committee I am honored to appear before you today and -- as the president's nominee.
Would you -- please.
We'll ask the police to please remove this woman -- Thank you very much yeah.
I'm going to say once again.
That we welcome everyone here.
That we expect.
No clapping we expect no -- we expect no demonstration.
In this room this is a very serious hearing.
I will stop the hearing and I alas there were -- the room to be cleared.
So no that please continues different.
-- thank you chairman.
I'm honored to appear before you today is the president's nominee to lead the Central Intelligence Agency.
I am deeply grateful to President Obama for the confidence he has placed in me my sending my name forward to the senate for consideration.
Senator Warner thank you for your generous introduction for your service to our nation and for your strong support vote for those who defendant.
This includes the extraordinary men and women of the CIA and intelligence community so many of whom -- -- call -- -- -- home and call you are senator.
I would not be here today.
Without the love and support of my wife Kathy -- my life partner for 34 years and who like the spouses of many other public servants.
And intelligence professionals.
-- made numerous sacrifices over the years.
Would you would you cause mr.
If you would remove that individual -- More quickly as you can thank you.
brand please proceed.
What Kathy who like disgust of many other public servants and intelligence professionals has made numerous sacrifices over the years.
Bearing the brunt of -- responsibilities because of my chosen profession.
Similarly I would like to pay tribute to my three children who like the children -- many CIA officers and other nationals couldn't professionals.
Have had to deal with the disappointments associated with an absentee parent.
Far often than they should.
I'm very pleased to be joined today by my wife -- And my brother Tom hi -- Right.
We will -- again.
Yeah please remove them.
And -- even.
Please you yeah.
-- please explain how -- removed.
-- Please proceed mr.
Brennan the next time we're gonna clear the chamber.
And bring people back in one by one.
This witness is entitled to be heard ladies and gentlemen.
So please give him that opportunity.
Thank you and heartfelt thank you also goes my family New Jersey especially my 91 year old mother Dorothy my -- two year old father Owen.
Who emigrated from Ireland nearly 65 years ago.
All right I'm good am I we're -- -- the hearing.
I'm -- asked that the room be cleared.
And that's the code pink associates not be permitted to come back -- and done this five times now and five times you're not.
So we will recess.
-- are humans.
Well if that.
-- -- -- ladies and gentlemen if you wouldn't mind leaving we will then have you come back and hot.
But it's the only way I think we're going to stop this we will recess.
For a few minutes.
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