WASHINGTON (Apr. 4)
George Lincoln Rockwell and two of his henchmen were ejected from a Senate hearing today after refusing a police order to remove their swastika lapel insignias.
The three Nazis were spotted by by Capitol police in the audience at a Senate committee hearing testimony by retired General Edwin Walker regarding alleged muzzling of military officers by Pentagon officials. When Rockwell and his two aides refused the order to remove their insignia they were forcibly ejected, creating a brief but noisy disturbance which failed to affect the progress of the hearings. No formal charges were placed against them.
Capitol police explained that Senate rules forbid the wearing of any political insignia inside the Capitol. The protesting Rockwell, who expressed admiration for General Walker, loudly asserted that his swastika insignia was no different than “a rotary lapel crest.”