WATCH: Chaos as Anti-Kavanaugh Protesters Flood Capitol Hill, Dozens Arrested: ‘Our Courts!’
As the clock ticks closer to the vote on Judge Brett Kavanaugh‘s confirmation, droves of protesters are flooding Washington in a last ditch effort to quash his Supreme Court appointment.
Reporters on the ground for Thursday’s demonstrations remarked on the massive number of Kavanaugh’s opponents marching to the Hart Senate Office Building and the Supreme Court itself.
Joining the fight was actress and comedian Amy Schumer, who was arrested in the process, CNN reported. Her relative, Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) has been vocal in his disapproval of the judge who’s been the subject of scrutiny following accusations of sexual assault and heavy drinking.
Schumer was just one of a handful of arrests which could be seen that afternoon as Capitol Police rounded up demonstrators who are enraged as senators prepare to vote now that the FBI investigation into Kavanaugh has ended.
Check out additional footage from the scene below:
Hart anti-Kavanaugh protest getting bigger & louder. pic.twitter.com/OZnCKJnPtW
— Garrett Haake (@GarrettHaake) October 4, 2018
— Wardah Khalid (@wardahkhalid_) October 4, 2018
Protesters chanting – “Hey hey, hoe hoe, Kavanaugh has got to go” – and now U.S Capitol Police are preparing to make dozens of arrests. pic.twitter.com/9Qj8j7mMXJ
— Samantha-Jo Roth (@SamanthaJoRoth) October 4, 2018
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) says the FBI investigation “was not thorough. It was not complete.”
“We know Judge Kavanaugh was not honest when he went before the Senate Judiciary Committee.”
— Marissa J. Lang (@Marissa_Jae) October 4, 2018
— Alexandra Limon (@AlexLimonNews) October 4, 2018
Watch the clip above via CNN.
[Image via screengrab]
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