Actress Amy Schumer among hundreds detained as angry anti-Kavanaugh protesters take DC, NYC

ByAlicia Luce KGO logo
Friday, October 5, 2018
Amy Schumer among hundreds detained at Kavanaugh Pprotest
Actress Amy Schumer was among hundreds detained at a staged sit in Washington, D.C. to protest Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

WASHINGTON -- Hundreds of protesters staged a sit-in Thursday in the Hart Senate Office Building in Washington, D.C., to protest Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh while others took to the streets of New York to voice their opinion.

Capitol Police arrested many of the protesters, including comedian and actress Amy Schumer.

While many New Yorkers, including Schumer, headed to D.C. for the sit-in, hundreds of people stayed in the city to protest outside of Trump Tower in Midtown on Thursday evening.

The loud and passionate crowd on 5th Avenue said they were were determined to stop Kavanaugh's confirmation.

Jim Dolan has more on the protesters that took to the streets of DC and New York to protest Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation.

The latest protests come as Senators pore over the FBI's investigation into the sexual misconduct allegations against Kavanaugh.

Some Senators said the report was very thorough, but top Democrats criticized the report as "incomplete" and "very limited."

Some raised the issue of Kavanaugh's temperament during the hearings.

He responded with an Op-Ed for the Wall Street Journal on Thursday night addressing the issue, saying in part:

"I was very emotional last Thursday, more so than I have ever been. I might have been too emotional at times. I know that my tone was sharp, and I said a few things I should not have said. I hope everyone can understand that I was there as a son, husband and dad. I testified with five people foremost in my mind: My mom and dad, my wife and most of all, my two daughters."

The Senate plans to vote to end debate on Kavanaugh's nomination on Friday morning, and set up a full floor vote that is expected on Saturday.


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