UPI Pictures of the Year 2018 -- WASHINGTON POLITICS

UPI Pictures of the Year 2018 -- WASHINGTON POLITICS

A protester is removed after interrupting Supreme Court Justice nominee Brett M. Kavanaugh's confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee, on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., on September 5, 2018. Judge Kavanaugh was nominated to fill the seat of Justice Anthony M. Kennedy who announced his retirement in June. Photo by Kevin Dietsch/UPI