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Watch John McCain call a bunch of protesters 'low-life scum'

At a hearing of the Senate Armed Services Committee on Thursday, protesters from the group Code Pink berated invited speaker Henry Kissinger, President Nixon's national security advisor and secretary of state, with chants of "Arrest Henry Kissinger for war crimes." The demonstration really got under the nerves of committee Chairman John McCain (R-Ariz.), who said, "I've been a member of this committee for many years, and I have never seen anything as disgraceful and outrageous and despicable as the last demonstration."

When one member of Code Pink protested, McCain, doing his best Dirty Harry impersonation, growled, "Get out of here you low-life scum!" Watch the whole exchange below. —Ryu Spaeth