Will this make it into her standup? Amy Schumer was one of many protesters that were detained by the police this week. Always outspoken, Amy was at the Hart Senate Office Building to voice her opinion on Brett Kavanaugh.
Hundreds upon hundreds of protesters have flooded Washington D.C. to voice their opposition to Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, and many were arrested for protesting. Amy Schumer was one of those who was detained by the police at the Hart Senate Office Building.
The comedian was joined by about 300 of her closest friends, who staged a sit-in on the floor of the Senate office building’s atrium. As is the way of nonviolent protests, the group chanted together, calling out, “Say it loud, say it clear, Kavanaugh’s not welcome here!” and “Whose court? Our court!”
Earlier, Amy joined Emily Ratajkowski and many other outside the Supreme Court to protest Kavanaugh’s confirmation. As fans know, Kavanaugh has been accused of sexual abuse and harassment, which he has since quite aggressively denied.
Both the judge and Dr. Christine Ford, who accused him of assaulting her at a party, appeared before a committee last week, where the two answered various questions — though only Ford made an effort to answer everything, while Kavanaugh dodged or refused several of the questions asked at what was essentially a job interview.
Amy has been very outspoken on this issue and has worked to organize several different protest rallies. At one point during her speech, she said, “A vote for Kavanaugh is a vote saying women don’t matter. Let’s stay together. Let’s fight.”
Emily later tweeted that she was “arrested protesting the Supreme Court nomination of Brett Kavanaugh, a man who has been accused by multiple women of sexual assault. Men who hurt women can no longer be placed in positions of power.”