People demonstrating against the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court continue to gather on Capitol Hill on Saturday as senators debate prior to the confirmation vote, which is expected late afternoon.
House and Senate office buildings were closed to the public Saturday following contentious protests earlier in the week.
One of the largest groups is the organizer of the Women's March, who organized a "Flood the Capitol" demonstration, billing it as the "last chance to #CancelKavanaugh."
The full senate is voting on Kavanaugh this Saturday, October 6.— Women's March (@womensmarch) October 5, 2018
We’re going to flood the Capitol that day because THIS IS IT: This is our last chance to #CancelKanavaugh. https://t.co/OeAwfxJIVR pic.twitter.com/8yZhqiE0Gm
Hundreds of people are being trained for today’s #CancelKavanaugh action every 30 minutes this morning.— Women's March (@womensmarch) October 6, 2018
We’re going to flood the Capitol.
We’re going to flood the polls.
We’re going to flood the streets.
The #WomensWave is coming. pic.twitter.com/ZSUwa8hJAv
Protesters pushed the limits of their rights on Thursday and Friday as they packed Senate buildings to the brim and came face-to-face with senators, demanding they vote "no" on Kavanaugh.
I’m in DC for continued protests against Kavanaugh ahead of his confirmation this evening pic.twitter.com/LVE5dNVonm— Emily Molli (@MomesMolli) October 6, 2018
President Trump took notice of the dissent on Friday, pointing to pre-printed signs to dismiss demonstrators as fake. Trump also called the anti-Kavanaugh protesters "paid professionals" by "Soros and others." On Saturday, he took to Twitter to praise pro-Kavanaugh protesters, describing them as "a beautiful thing to see."
Demonstrators were seen on video shouting "vote them out" and " we believe survivors" in common anti-Kavanaugh chants during the day on the steps of the capitol building while Senators continued to deliberate.
“VOTE THEM OUT!” chant in front if the Capitol as police take protester after protester off the Capitol steps pic.twitter.com/FeoZ535MOt— Nikki Schwab (@NikkiSchwab) October 6, 2018
Pro #Kavanaugh man with megaphone quickly shouted down at steps of Capitol @nypost pic.twitter.com/bKUnyhxJ5B— Marisa Schultz (@marisa_schultz) October 6, 2018
Although unclear as to why, several protesters were arrested and loaded onto a bus amidst cheers and applause from onlookers.
People are applauding and shouting “thank you” as arrested protesters are loaded onto a Capitol Police bus #KavanaughVote @WUSA9 pic.twitter.com/oD4UQHlOJD— Mike Valerio (@MikevWUSA) October 6, 2018