Hundreds of protesters were arrested at Capitol Hill on Thursday afternoon for unlawfully demonstrating inside Senate office buildings, following the furor that erupted from the FBI’s release of a report that found no evidence supporting allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, Fox News reported.
Demonstrators, rallied by Democrat leaders including Sen. Elizabeth Warren, obviously thought that they could get away with breaking the law because of their strong “feelings” regarding the judge.
Warren told a crowd of mostly women protesters that she was angry “on behalf of all women who have been told to sit down and shut up one time too many.”
The self-proclaimed Native American also said she watched the Kavanaugh hearing and said that it looked like 11 powerful men attempting to put another man into a powerful position.
Thousands of protesters screamed, carried signs and staged a sit-in at a Senate office building to voice their support for Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, who accused Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her at a party in the 80s. Protesters hoped to put pressure on senators who are expected to vote on the judge’s confirmation today.
The Washington Examiner reported that capitol police said 293 protestors were arrested at the Hart Senate Office Building atrium and nine were arrested on the fourth floor of the Dirksen Senate Office Building. All were reportedly charged with crowding, obstructing, or incommoding, which are misdemeanors.
According to state law, people cannot block entrances to public or private buildings, public sidewalks or other places. Capitol buildings are also identified as places where people cannot demonstrate.
Janet Redman of Washington D.C. was among those arrested. She told Variety magazine that demonstrators were processed in a park outside the Russell Senate Office Building.
Redman also said that some of those who were arrested “saw Roe v. Wade happen,” adding that some of the people there remember what it was like when women didn’t have choice over their own bodies.
Breitbart reported that League of Women Voters CEO, Virginia Kase was also arrested. The league celebrated Kase’s arrest, stating in a press release that opposing a Supreme Court nominee was an “extraordinary step for the League.”
Liberal comedian Amy Schumer was among those arrested too, according to Variety. Model and actress Emily Ratajkowski also shared on social media that she was a criminal.
It isn’t surprising to most conservatives to see celebrities getting arrested protesting one of the president’s Supreme Court nominees — especially considering how many of Hollywood’s elite have thrown due process to the wind and assumed Kavanaugh was guilty of the charges against him just because a woman has declared it.
“No matter how this goes, they cannot keep us down,” Schumer said at the protest, according to Variety. “We will win. A vote for Kavanaugh is a vote saying women don’t matter.”
Many people understand her sentiment is worrying and sad, because it simply isn’t true. Yet Democrats, the media and Hollywood liberals alike are running around making this claim because they apparently can’t tell the truth, which is that they would hate to see a man like Kavanaugh seated in the high court for political reasons.
It seems to many people liberals have pulled out all of the stops in order to delay a vote on Kavanaugh, but all they have done is put their insanity on display for the entire world to see.
A number of conservatives recognize that most liberals don’t seem to understand that this kind of rabid behavior is a turn off for level-headed Americans.
Likewise, most thinking people realize cornering senators in elevators and berating them doesn’t help anybody, but many Democrats don’t seem to understand that, and apparently like to throw tantrums in last ditch efforts to get what they want.
There has been no evidence to suggest that Kavanaugh did any of the things Ford said he did. At the end of the day, the burden was on her to prove her allegations, and she did no such thing.
However, the fact that she couldn’t prove a thing doesn’t seem to matter to some liberals.
Sen. Orrin Hatch, who was cornered at an elevator in the Senate building on Thursday, told protesters screaming at him that they needed to grow up.
Apparently he, along with many Americans, is growing weary of emotional outbursts liberals use to get their way.
The Senate is set vote on Kavanaugh tonight.