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Protesters posing as the KKK disrupt Jeff Sessions' confirmation hearing

Attorney general nominee Sen. Jeff Sessions' (R-Ala.) confirmation hearing Tuesday morning was interrupted before it even began by two protesters posing as Ku Klux Klan members:

The two men, clad in white hoods, shouted their support for Sessions in an effort to draw attention to accusations that Sessions has made racist comments. Since President-elect Donald Trump tapped Sessions to be attorney general, civil rights groups have sounded the alarm, pointing to the fact that in 1986 the Alabama senator was denied a federal judgeship after colleagues testified he'd "used the n-word and joked about the Ku Klux Klan," The Washington Post reported.

Another protester was removed not long after, for "laughing out loud when one senator praised Sessions' civil rights record," the NAACP tweeted. Several more protests have followed; the hearing is ongoing.