Photos: Protesters urge Senators to vote ‘no’ on Kavanaugh


WASHINGTON — Protesters took to Capitol Hill Saturday urging Senators to vote against the nominee amid one of the most charged confirmation battle in years.

Kavanaugh was confirmed just before 4 p.m. after the Senate voted 50-48 to confirm his nomination to the Supreme Court. Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) and Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) — two key swing votes — announced their support for Kavanaugh Friday, giving the nominee the majority he needs.

The fight over the Supreme Court heightened after Christine Blasey Ford alleged that a drunk Kavanaugh tried raping her at a 1982 high school party. Two other women also publicly accused Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct. Kavanaugh vehemently denies the claims.

Law students from the D.C. area were among those protesting.

See photos of the protest below:

Police said they will also clear the East Plaza of the Capitol of several hundred demonstrators. (WTOP/Dick Uliano)
Protesters urged Senators on Capitol Hill to vote against the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh. (WTOP/Dick Uliano)
Hours before Senators are set to vote, protesters took to Capital Hill to urge them to vote against Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation. (WTOP/Mitchell Miller)
Protesters urged Senators on Capitol Hill to vote against the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh. (WTOP/Mitchell Miller)
Protesters urged Senators to vote against Brett Kavanaugh, whose confirmation seems all but certain. (WTOP/Mitchell Miller)
Protesters showed their support for and opposition against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. (WTOP/Mitchell Miller)
Protesters urged Senators on Capitol Hill to vote against the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh. (WTOP/Dick Uliano)
Law students from the Washington area are among those protesting and urging Senators to vote against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. (WTOP/Mitchell Miller)
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