Dozens of protesters against Kavanaugh nomination arrested on Capitol Hill

Dozens of protesters against Kavanaugh nomination arrested on Capitol Hill

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Protesters during the Senate confirmation hearing of Judge Brett Kavanaugh, (Photo ©2018 Doug Christian)
Protesters dressed as characters from "The Handmaid's Tale" web TV series appeared on Sept. 4 at the Senate confirmation hearings of Judge Brett Kavanaugh for the Supreme Court, (Photo ©2018 Doug Christian/TMN)

Washington – Protesters opposed to the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to become an associate justice of the Supreme Court overwhelmed the office of Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) Thursday.

Collins is a key swing vote deciding whether Kavanaugh will be confirmed to the bench.

The protesters wore pins reading “I believe Dr. Christine Blasey Ford” as they filed into Sen. Collins’ office. Ford, a Calfornia college professor, has accused Kavanaugh of holding her down, putting his hand over her mouth and attempting to rip her clothes off  at a Maryland party while they were teens. He denies the allegations.

The protesters voiced their concern that the Kavanaugh nomination process is being fast-tracked, despite questions about his character.

Capitol Police made dozens of arrests as protesters chanted outside Sen. Collins’ office.

Doug Christian, Capitol Hill

 

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