The US Senate Intelligence Committee briefly postponed the confirmation hearing for CIA director nominee John Brennan after demonstrators disrupted the proceedings. "Brennan killing civilians with drones," one sign held up by a protester read. Others took turns jeering, "torture is always wrong" and "you are a traitor to democracy." Another attempted to call attention to the number of civilian casualties caused by US drones.
John Brennan the man nominated by US President Barack Obama to become the next director of the CIA has faced his own interrogation at a Senate confirmation hearing.
Taking questions on counter-terrorism efforts during his time as a senior CIA officer, he said he had personal objections to controversial waterboarding techniques, however, he defended the use of unmanned drones as a last resort.