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Protesters Throw A Party Outside Of Mitch McConnell’s House Before Kavanaugh Vote



Protesters hold Kegger
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Protesters threw a “kegger” outside Senator Mitch McConnell’s house on Monday to protest Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court confirmation vote. The protest was organized by The Center for Popular Democracy Action.

About two dozen protesters showed up at Sen. McConnell’s house on Friday morning armed with signs and cases of beer. Capitol Police called in additional support to shut down the area to vehicles. The protesters were allowed to stay.

L.A. Kauffman, an activist at the protest, posted a video on Twitter of the group chanting, “What do you do with a drunken justice? What do you do with a drunken justice?” Their response? “Chug!”

Roll Call reports that the group also chanted, “I like beer, I like beer.”

The judge’s hearings have been filled with controversy after Dr. Christine Blasey Ford came forward to accuse Kavanaugh of sexual assault. According to Dr. Ford, the assault happened at a high school party while Kavanaugh was drunk.

In his opening statement, the judge admitted to drinking, though he testified under oath that he never consumed enough to not remember the events of a night. He also told the Senate Judicial Committee that he didn’t drink during the week. However, Kavanaugh’s Yale University classmates contradicted the claim.

The protesters targeted Sen. McConnell on Friday because the GOP’s Majority Leader filed a motion for a cloture vote on Wednesday. A cloture vote allows McConnell to end the debate about the nomination and put Kavanaugh’s confirmation up to a vote.

As for the protest, Sen. McConnell may have heard the commotion, but he refused to leave his house while they were present. Protest organizer Jennifer Flynn Walker told The Huffington Post by phone, “Essentially, we just think [Judge Kavanaugh’s] a frat boy. Walker added, “We had a Kavanaugh confirmation kegger and we had some beer and red Solo party cups.”

While the confirmation and allegations against Brett Kavanaugh are serious, Walker said they wanted the protest to show the absurdity of the judge’s Judiciary Committee testimony last week.

The committee voted to send Judge Kavanaugh’s nomination to the full Senate on Friday. The Senate then voted 51-49 to limit debate on the nomination. A full confirmation vote could take place as early as Saturday.