Thousands of Protesters March to #CancelKavanaugh

It’s a last-ditch effort to thwart the Republican plan to confirm Brett Kavanaugh by the end of the week.

Protesters opposed to Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh take over the atrium of the Hart Senate Office Building on Thursday.Bill Clark/AP

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Thousands of protesters descended on Capitol Hill on Thursday, urging senators to vote against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh just one day before a procedural vote to end debate on Kavanaugh’s nomination is set to take place.

The powerful display came as Democrats and advocates for sexual assault survivors slammed Republicans for moving forward with Kavanaugh’s nomination amid a growing belief that the White House significantly curtailed the scope of the FBI’s investigation into the sexual assault allegations that have been leveled against Kavanaugh. 

Countless groups, including the National Council of Churches, American Bar Association, and Jesuit American Magazine, have called for Kavanaugh’s nomination to be withdrawn in the wake of Christine Blasey Ford’s testimony that Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her during a party in the 1980s. Retired Supreme Court Justice John Stevens also waded into the political fight on Friday, voicing concern over Kavanaugh’s deeply partisan remarks during his turn before lawmakers last week.

A final vote to confirm Kavanaugh is expected on Saturday.

Here are some of the most powerful scenes from inside the last-ditch effort to stop Kavanaugh’s confirmation:

 

 

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