Turning Point USA founder Charlie Kirk was confronted by a protest organizer as he interviewed demonstrators outside the Senate confirmation hearings for Brett Kavanaugh.
Speaking on “Fox & Friends” Thursday, Kirk said most of the protesters he encountered could not articulate why Kavanaugh poses a danger to the country.
“I’m just here,” one person responded, while another man said “American rights are at stake” if Kavanaugh is confirmed to the Supreme Court.
Kirk said some of the demonstrators had actually disrupted the hearing and viewed that as a “badge of honor.” He characterized the protest as looking more like an “astroturf” event than genuine opposition.
Later, a protest organizer objected to Kirk filming people, telling him he would have to leave and notifying a Capitol police officer.
The officer, however, said he could not remove Kirk from the public area outside the U.S. Capitol.
“Your right to free speech doesn’t trump his,” the police officer told the woman.
Kirk said it shows how the left will try to silence anyone who disagrees with their point of view.
“Just asking questions from a very journalistic point of view triggered them so much,” said Kirk, arguing that the “nonsense” happening on college campuses is spreading.