It was a big night for Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, but it wasn’t all that peaceful.
On Thursday night, Kavanaugh — a conservative justice nominated by President Donald Trump — delivered his first major public speech at the annual Federalist Society meeting at Union Station in Washington, D.C., as IJR reported.
However, many expressed their unwelcomeness to Kavanaugh, as protestors took the streets outside the black-tie dinner.
The protestors expressed their disapproval of the Supreme Court justice in different ways — from a screen playing a clip of one of his accusers’ testimony to people dressed in handmaids outfits.
Check out the posts below:
Outside of Union Station in DC, where Justice Kavanaugh is giving his first major speech since joining the Supreme Court, a group hired a truck with a screen to play Dr. Ford's testimony against him. pic.twitter.com/rPcsIlx5nQ— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) November 14, 2019
There are also handmaids standing outside the Federalist Society-Brett Kavanaugh dinner. As Federalist Society members pass by them in tuxedos. pic.twitter.com/4Q4zTLJdEL— Jennifer Bendery (@jbendery) November 14, 2019
Still awkward as all these Fed Society people in tuxes are stuck standing here with people shouting "hey hey, ho ho! Kavanaugh has got to go!" Also I see Rod Rosenstein is in line (!) for this gala with Brett Kavanaugh. pic.twitter.com/4HakyMg3ry— Jennifer Bendery (@jbendery) November 14, 2019
Demand Justice also set up this "Kavanaugh lied" banner with balloons right outside the VIP entrance to this Fed Society gala, presumably where Kavanaugh will enter. pic.twitter.com/1JICkmuz8H— Jennifer Bendery (@jbendery) November 14, 2019
The protest also occurred inside the dinner, as one person began blowing a rape whistle and another person chimed in shouting, “We believe Christine Ford!” and “We believe survivors!”
Watch the video below:
Federalist Society, rich ppl who buy far-right seats in Congress & courts, is hosting a black tie dinner w/ Kavanaugh as keynote.— Kristin Mink #ImpeachTrump #ImpeachKavanaugh (@KristinMinkDC) November 15, 2019
An attendee in an evening gown just disrupted his speech, blowing a rape whistle, yelling “We believe Christine Ford!”@CPDAction @WeDemandJustice pic.twitter.com/oCunxcL52m
Kavanaugh’s major appearance on Thursday comes after his controversial confirmation hearings in October 2018, where he was accused of sexual assault from decades ago, in which he denied.
“Last year a lot of my friends put themselves on the line for me. People risked their jobs and livelihoods. They were yelled at, insulted and threatened,” Kavanaugh said at the event, adding, “My friends paid a heavy price. A way too heavy price.”