Yesterday, Amy Schumer was arrested for partaking in a protest against Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court.
According to E! News, the actress-comedian joined scores of demonstrators at the #CancelKavanagh event at Capitol Hill, which took place a day before the Senate will start voting on whether or not to confirm the judge. The protest also reportedly came hours after the FBI sent the Senate Judiciary Committee a report following its week-long investigation into accusations of sexual misconduct against the judge, which Kavanaugh has denied. Democrats have criticised the probe as not being comprehensive enough.
So, yesterday, CNN aired footage of the protest featuring Schumer and several other women, all of them standing against an outside wall as a few police officers stand in front of them. The cable network’s reporter said Schumer was seen “being arrested.”
MSNBC also backed the story with a similar footage, saying in a tweet that Schumer “was detained with other anti-Kavanaugh protesters at the Hart Senate Office Bldg. atrium on Capitol Hill.”
Actress Emily Ratajkowski wrote on Instagram that she herself was “arrested protesting the Supreme Court nomination of Brett Kavanaugh, a man who has been accused by multiple women of sexual assault,” adding “Men who hurt women can no longer be placed in positions of power. Kavanaugh’s confirmation as a Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States is a message to women in this country that they do not matter. I demand a government that acknowledges, respects and supports women as much as it does men.”