Dozens of demonstrators filled the atrium of the Hart Senate Office Building in Washington D.C. on Oct. 4, to protest the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.
Reports say that police started making arrests after the protesters filled up the area.
According to The Associated Press, about 300 protesters were arrested in the atrium. As police started to empty the Senate office building’s atrium, protesters sat down and began loudly chanting.
Police surrounded the protesters led them off several at a time. They were wearing plastic cuffs, AP reported.
The protests come after the head of the Senate Judiciary Committee said the FBI investigation into the allegations against Kavanaugh found “no hint of misconduct.”
Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) said, “This investigation found no hint of misconduct and the same is true of the six prior FBI background investigations conducted during Judge Kavanaugh’s 25 years of public service.”
The longtime senator, who reviewed the FBI report on Oct. 4, said he trusts “that the career agents of the FBI have done their work independent of political or partisan considerations. That’s exactly what senators from both sides asked for,” according to a prior report from The Epoch Times.
He said that it’s now “time to vote” on the nomination. “I’ll be voting to confirm Judge Kavanaugh,” he stated.
President Donald Trump, who nominated Kavanaugh to replace Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, blasted Democratic senators for obstructing the confirmation process.
“This is now the 7th time the FBI has investigated Judge Kavanaugh. If we made it 100, it would still not be good enough for the Obstructionist Democrats,” Trump wrote on Twitter. “The harsh and unfair treatment of Judge Brett Kavanaugh is having an incredible upward impact on voters. The PEOPLE get it far better than the politicians. Most importantly, this great life cannot be ruined by mean & despicable Democrats and totally uncorroborated allegations!”
A procedural vote on Kavanaugh’s nomination in the U.S. Senate is slated for Oct. 5. Kavanaugh has categorically denied the allegations against him.