Code Pink protesters forced a temporary delay in John Brennan’s Senate confirmation hearing to be the next CIA director.

Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee, ordered the room be cleared Thursday afternoon after a number of protesters interrupted Brennan as he delivered his opening statement.

Code Pink protesters interrupt John Brennan hearing

Police remove an anti-war protester as John Brennan, US President Barack Obama’s pick to lead the CIA, arrives to testify before a full committee hearing on his nomination to be director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) in the Hart Senate Office Building in Washington, DC, on February 7, 2013. Credit: AFP/Getty Images

Code Pink protesters interrupt John Brennan hearing

Police remove an anti-war protester as John Brennan, US President Barack Obama’s pick to lead the CIA, arrives to testify before a full committee hearing on his nomination to be director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) in the Hart Senate Office Building in Washington, DC, on February 7, 2013.  Credit: AFP/Getty Images

The hearing resumed after about five minutes.