Comedian and actress Amy Schumer was one of about 300 people arrested last week during a protest in Washington D.C. against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, various news outlets reported.
Christine Blasey Ford told the Senate Judiciary Committee that Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her at a high school party in the 1980s. He denied the claim, and the Senate voted 50-48 to last Saturday to confirm him to the nation’s highest court.
The event, attended by hundreds, came to challenge his nomination two days prior to the confirmation. Protesters reportedly first gathered just after noon on Oct. 4 outside the E. Barrett Prettyman Federal Courthouse, where Kavanaugh currently works, before moving to the Hart Senate Office.
Schumer, who was raised in Rockville Centre and graduated South Side High School in 1999, can be seen on a Twitter video saying casually to the camera, “I think we’re going to get arrested.” In another video, she, alongside model and actress Emily Ratajkowski, says “yes” when an officer asks them if they want to get arrested.
“No matter how this goes, they cannot keep us down,” Schumer said at the protest, Variety magazine reported. “We will win. A vote for Kavanaugh is a vote saying women don’t