Protesters storm Capitol steps ahead of Kavanaugh vote: ‘Shame! Shame!’

October 6, 2018

Hundreds of protesters stormed the U.S. Capitol steps Saturday afternoon to protest the looming vote on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

They yelled “Shame! Shame!” as they marched from the Supreme Court across First Street to the grounds of the Capitol, pushing past police and conducting a sit-in on the east front steps of the Capitol.

The steps are restricted area, and police began to arrest protesters just after 1 p.m., hours ahead of the 3:30 p.m. vote.

There were a few supporters of President Trump and Judge Kavanaugh mixed in the crowd, but they were overwhelmingly outnumbered by ‘resistance’ activists.

Protests have been ongoing throughout the Capitol grounds and Senate office buildings over the past few weeks since Christine Blasey Ford came forward with her allegation of sexual misconduct against the president’s nominee.

Roughly 100 people were arrested on Friday ahead of the Senate’s procedural vote moving forward on Judge Kavanaugh’s confirmation.

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