Demonstrators Keeping the Pressure On As Senate Nears Vote On Kavanaugh

Washington, DC (October 4, 2018) – Protesters shouted outside the Supreme Court, the Capitol, and Senate offices today all in an effort to get Senators to “say no to Kavanaugh. Yelling “this is what democracy looks like,” demonstrators were loud and passionate about keeping Brett Kavanaugh of the nation’s high court by any means necessary.  While the protests were going on, you could see senators scurrying away from the chaos.  There were victims of sexual assault, mothers and fathers, teens who are ready to take a stand, and every day women who said they are ready to be a part of a movement.

WHUR Digital Reporter Candice Adkins talked with a few Kavanaugh opponents who say they are willing to be jailed to keep Kavanaugh off the bench.

On the other side, there were people like “Women for Kavanaugh” who were outside the office of Senator Jeff Flake.  He is one of three Republicans and perhaps one wavering Democrat who could determine whether the judge accused of sexual misconduct will become a justice.

A round of Senate voting is expected Friday with the final vote likely Saturday.

Meantime, Kavanaugh acknowledged late Thursday he “might have been too emotional in Senate testimony but says he can be counted on to be an even-keeled” judge.

Renee Nash

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Renee Nash, Director of Information and Public Affairs for WHUR, is a well-respected journalist who has covered a range of issues from local and national politics, to healthcare reform and civil rights. She has also spearheaded numerous award-winning projects including radiothons, town hall meetings and food and clothing drives. Over her 25-year career at WHUR, she has been a writer, reporter, producer and anchor. Renee serves on the boards of many organizations including the Edith P. Wright Breast Cancer Foundation and Sisters of Hope. She is the proud mom of Dominique and Delante.

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