VIDEO SHOWS: VARIOUS OF ENVIRONMENTAL ACTIVISTS IN GREEN, SWAMP-LIKE COSTUMES AND MASKS AT CONFIRMATION HEARING FOR DONALD TRUMP'S PICK TO RUN THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF INTERIOR DAVID BERNHARDT SHOWS: WASHINGTON D.C., UNITED STATES (MARCH 28, 2019) (UNRESTRICTED POOL- ACCESS ALL) 1.
WIDE OF PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP'S PICK TO RUN THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF INTERIOR DAVID BERNHARDT AT HIS CONFIRMATION/ ENVIRONMENTAL ACTIVISTSEATED BEHIND BERNHARDT PUTS ON GREEN MONSTER MASK WASHINGTON D.C., UNITED STATES (MARCH 28, 2019) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL) 2.
STILL PHOTO OF ENVIRONMENTAL ACTIVIST WEARING GREEN MASK 3.
STILL PHOTO SHOWING CLOSER VIEW OF ENVIRONMENTAL ACTIVIST WEARING GREEN MASK 4.
SIDE VIEW OF HEARING WITH ENVIRONMENTAL ACTIVIST WEARING GREEN MASK IN ONE ROW AND ENVIRONMENTAL ACTIVIST WEARING SWAMP-LIKE COSTUME AND MASK IN A DIFFERENT ROW 5.
CLOSER VIEW OF ENVIRONMENTAL ACTIVIST WEARING MASK WITH IMAGE OF BERNHARDT'S FACE ON IT WASHINGTON D.C., UNITED STATES (MARCH 28, 2019) (UNRESTRICTED POOL- ACCESS ALL) 6.
BERNHARDT SPEAKING AS MASKED ENVIRONMENTAL ACTIVIST LOOKS ON 7.
WHITE FLASH 8.
BERNHARDT SPEAKING AS MASKED ENVIRONMENTAL ACTIVIST LOOKS ON 9.
WHITE FLASH 10.
BERNHARDT SPEAKING AS CAPITOL HILL POLICE OFFICERS WHISPER TO EACH OTHER IN THE BACKGROUND 11.
WIDE OF MASKED ACTIVIST, BERNHARDT AND POLICE OFFICERS 12.
WHITE FLASH 13.
MASKED ACTIVIST LOWERING THEIR HEAD AND DIPPING OUT OF VIEW WASHINGTON D.C., UNITED STATES (MARCH 28, 2019) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL) 14.
STILL PHOTO OF WIDE OF POLICE OFFICER REACHING FOR MASKED ACTIVIST 15.
STILL PHOTO OF MASKED ACTIVIST WALKING PAST POLICE OFFICER STORY: Environmental activists dressed like green-swamp creatures disrupted the confirmation hearing for David Bernhardt, President Donald Trump's pick to run the U.S. Department of Interior, on Thursday (March 28).
Bernhardt, 49, a former energy lobbyist, faced tough questions during his Senate confirmation hearing on about potential conflicts of interest and the administration's unpopular plan to expand offshore oil drilling.
One of the activists, reared their masked head in the middle of Bernhardt's opening remarks, prompting smiles and laughter from the committee.
At least two of the activists, who claim to be with the group Clean Water Action, were escorted from the hearing by Capitol police.
If approved by the panel, Bernhardt's nomination will advance to the Republican-controlled Senate where he is widely expected to get the nod.