Open Thread for Your State of the Union Reaction
Police escorted Sheehan from the visitors' gallery above the House chamber after causing a disruption, said a Capitol Police official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because details of the incident were sketchy. (Photo left shows Capitol Police escorting Sheehan out of the Chamber.)
CNN reported that Sheehan unleashed an anti-war banner in the House gallery.
Rep. Lynn Woolsey, D-Calif., had invited Sheehan to the address as her guest.
"I'm proud that Cindy's my guest tonight," Woolsey said in an interview before the speech. "She has made a difference in the debate to bring our troops home from Iraq."
Woolsey offered Sheehan a ticket to the speech - Gallery 5, seat 7, row A - earlier Tuesday while Sheehan was attending an "alternative state of the union" press conference by CODEPINK, a group promoting the end of the Iraq war.