No matter where they went, chants of “Say it loud, say it clear, Kavanaugh’s not welcome here!” and “Whose court? Our court!” rose from the crowd as demonstrators linked arms and carried signs.
She carried a sign depicting the tense moment late last week when Republican Sen. Jeff Flake was confronted by a survivor of sexual assault prior to calling for an additional FBI investigation into sexual assault allegations against Kavanaugh.
Senator: Report was a ‘cover’
According to a release from the Women’s March and the Center for Popular Democracy, the protest was to be held as US senators and key staff review the FBI’s supplemental report on Kavanaugh and allegations of sexual misconduct made against him.
‘We believe you’
By the time protests got underway it was clear that GOP senators felt confident Kavanaugh’s confirmation was all but guaranteed.
But protesters told CNN’s Joe Johns that organizers had indicated the protests would serve to at least call attention to the issues at play, even if they wouldn’t ultimately block Kavanaugh from becoming a Supreme Court justice.