Special from SFMN Washington Bureau

By Gabriel Poblete | SFMN Washington

Protestors amassed Saturday in front of the Supreme Court and the Senate Building to show their discontent with the Senate’s vote to confirm Judge Brett Kavanaugh 50-48.

It was evident Kavanaugh, who has been accused of sexual misconduct, was to be confirmed when Sen. Susan Collins of Maine said Friday she would vote in favor of the judge.

Protestors, who were aware of the impending confirmation, shared their stories of sexual misconduct and abortion, targeted senators who voted for Kavanaugh’s confirmation and enthused the importance of voting in November.

Mass arrests occurred after protestors stormed the steps of the Supreme Court. Small enclaves of Kavanaugh supporters were present as well.

With the confirmation of Kavanaugh, who will be taking over Justice Anthony Kennedy’s seat, the Supreme Court will now have a firm conservative majority. Ever since Kavanaugh was nominated for the position by President Donald Trump, many have said the court could end affirmative action, abortion rights and gay marriage.

2018-10-08T14:57:25+00:00

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