Crowds of Liberal Hollywood Stars Head to DC To Protest Kavanaugh
Alicia Keys, John Legend and Lena Dunham are heading to Capitol Hill
Crowds of Hollywood celebrities including Whoopi Goldberg, Alicia Keys, John Legend and Lena Dunham are heading to Capitol Hill to protest confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.
The liberal protest will take place outside the E. Barrett Prettyman Courthouse, according to The Washington Post.
The event, which is currently being advertised as “Bravery Is Contagious,” has the same logo as the Women’s March and encourages supporters to protest in person or within their co communities.
WJ reports: Highlighted on an advertisement is the contact information for Sens. Susan Collins, R-Maine, Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., and Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, all of whom are essential votes for the nomination.
Along with the contact information is a laundry list of stars, singers, actors, and comedians who are slated to visit and lecture at the protest.
“If there was ever a moment when the voice of the people can come together in concert to change the fate of our nation, this is it,” the promotional site, organized by the Party Majority PAC, said.
“Arm in arm, organized and ready, every child, woman, and man, must take to the streets to protest this nomination.
“The legitimacy of the nation’s highest court is at stake as is the future of our country.”
The seriousness with which they urge voters to support their #CANCELKAVANAUGH protest is explained by the timeline that was put on the Senate vote.
“We anticipate a vote on the Senate floor to confirm Brett Kavanaugh as early as Friday,” their website reads. “It is critical we make our voices heard on the ground in Washington on Thursday.”
Protesters have been in Washington for days, as the Ford-Kavanaugh hearings were initiated before the Senate Judiciary Committee.
From the onset, the Kavanaugh confirmation hearing was fraught with protests, yelling and multiple arrests, even from those who made it inside the Senate rooms.
Those protests intensified when a 36-year-old allegation was made against Kavanaugh by Dr. Christine Blasey Ford that Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her while they were in high school.
The accusation picked up sufficient traction to delay the confirmation vote on Kavanaugh, and he and Ford were both brought to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee late last week.
One of the senators mentioned on the PAC’s website, Sen. Jeff Flake, said he believed Kavanaugh was qualified for the position, but stood with Democratic senators to demand an FBI investigation.
Flake was approached by several protesters in an elevator quickly before that, and political pundits have speculated that the women’s loud and passionate pleas might have made a contrast in Flake’s decision on how to vote.