Capitol Hill Police Round up Dozens of Kavanaugh Protestors Targeting Offices of Republican Senators

Dozens of protestors flooded to Capitol Hill on Thursday in opposition to Judge Brett Kavanaugh after Christine Blasey Ford recently accused the Supreme Court nominee of sexual assault from decades ago.

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Capitol Hill Police arrested 56 people on Thursday, with dozens arrested outside Sen. Bob Corker’s (R-Tenn.) office, CNN reported.
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Protestors chanted, “We believe women!” and “Corker vote no!” as they blocked the hallway of Corker’s office before being arrested.

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Corker reportedly wasn’t even there.

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The crowd of protestors then marched down the hall to Sen. Susan Collins’ (R-Maine) office where they begged for her staff not to rush Kavanaugh’s proceeding hearings.

Moving to Sen. Jeff Flake’s (R-Ariz.) office, the protestors compared Kavanaugh’s confirmation process to the confirmation hearings of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas.

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The controversy began last week when Ford accused Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her at a party in high school in the early 1980’s — Kavanaugh denied the allegations. Since, an attorney for Ford claimed the Monday hearing is “not possible,” but is open to rescheduling for later in the week. The letter from Ford’s lawyer, Debra Katz, read:

“She wishes to testify, provided that we can agree on terms that are fair and which ensure her safety. A hearing on Monday is not possible and the committee’s insistence that it occur then is arbitrary in any event.”

Kavanaugh previously wrote a letter to Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley stating:

“I continue to want a hearing as soon as possible, so that I can clear my name. Since the moment I first heard this allegation, I have categorically and unequivocally denied it. I remain committed to defending my integrity.”

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The protestors who went to Grassley’s office found out Grassley wasn’t even there, so they told their stories to his staff and asked them to relay the messages — then, they took a lunch break in the entry of his office.

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“How are these people able to take off from work on a whim to go and protest all the time? I would get fired,” one user wrote. “Some of these people are even going without condiments. So inspiring,” another user joked.

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The morning after the protests, President Donald Trump tweeted about Kavanaugh, calling him a “fine man, with an impeccable reputation” and called out Democrats for wanting to “destroy and delay” Kavanaugh’s vote.

The president also addressed the allegations, writing, “if the attack on Dr. Ford was as bad as she says, charges would have been immediately filed” with police “by either her or her loving parents,” asking Ford to “bring those filings forward so that we can learn date, time, and place!”

Senate Republicans earlier Thursday said they wanted to move forward with a vote on Kavanaugh if Ford would not testify before the committee. It has not yet been announced as to how they will respond to Ford’s recent requests about the hearing.

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