‘Professional’ Protestor Charged For Congress Outburst

Jan 15, 2013 2:58pm
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Rives Grogan, 48, was charged with unlawful conduct for shouting protests from the gallery in the House chamber on Jan. 15, 2013.  Drew Angerer; Andy Lyons/Getty Images

After his latest outburst, Rives Grogan, 48, was charged today with unlawful conduct for shouting protests from the gallery in the House chamber this morning after lawmakers had concluded reading the U.S. Constitution.

As he was pulled out of Gallery 7 in the balcony level of the chamber, Grogan continued shouting and ranting about abortion, banning assault weapons and terrorism.

“They’re killing our children with abortion. Somebody stop the terrorists!” Grogan yelled as officers attempted to restrain him. “Ban Assault Weapons! Abortion!”

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A dozen U.S. Capitol Police officers responded to the outburst, temporarily closing down a corridor on the third floor of the U.S. Capitol. Grogan continued to yell in protest until he was pulled out of view from a small group of reporters who had assembled to watch the display.

This same protestor ran onto the field at during the MLB playoffs last October during a National League Division Series playoff game between the Cincinnati Reds and the San Francisco Giants. That time he held an “Abortion is Sin” placard that also called on voters to support Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan.

Grogan  heckled the president at a campaign rally last November in Lima, Ohio, where he was dragged out of the balcony for making an outburst during the president’s remarks. He has also reportedly been removed from Supreme Court for yelling during arguments.

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