Kerry Slams Code Pink at Senate Hearing

Posted September 18, 2014 at 4:35pm

Secretary of State John Kerry criticized the anti-war group Code Pink while testifying before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee Wednesday, telling the group to think about how it would deal with ISIS. The group protested administration officials testifying on Capitol Hill this week, as the White House laid out its strategy to combat ISIS.

“I understand dissent. I’ve lived it. I respect the right of Code Pink to protest … but you know what? I also know something about Code Pink. Code Pink was started by a woman, and women, who were opposed to war but who also thought that the government’s job was to take care of people … and if that’s what you believe in, and I believe it is, then you ought to care about fighting ISIL. Because ISIL is killing and raping and mutilating women,” Kerry said. “And frankly Code Pink and a lot of other people need to stop and think about how you stop them and deal with that.”