74 protesters charged at Capitol in protest of Kavanaugh
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Capitol Police charged 74 people on Wednesday in connection with a protest in the Senate office building against President TrumpDonald John TrumpMinnesota certifies Biden victory Trump tells allies he plans to pardon Michael Flynn: report Republican John James concedes in Michigan Senate race MORE's Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh.

A spokeswoman for Capitol Police said the individuals were charged with crowding, obstructing, or incommoding, all of which are prohibited under D.C. Code § 22–1307.

Dozens of protesters filtered into the Senate office building on Wednesday and lined the hallways outside senators' offices in an attempt to stop Republican senators from meeting with Kavanaugh.

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An organizer initially declared they were successful in blocking the meetings on Twitter, but later deleted the tweet after the White House and multiple lawmakers confirmed that the meetings occurred.

Spokespeople for Sens. Tom CottonTom Bryant CottonLoeffler isolating after possible COVID-19 infection More conservatives break with Trump over election claims Warnock hit by Republicans over 'cannot serve God and the military' comment MORE (R-Ark.) and John HoevenJohn Henry HoevenOVERNIGHT ENERGY: Barrasso to seek top spot on Energy and Natural Resources Committee | Forest Service finalizes rule weakening environmental review of its projects | Biden to enlist Agriculture, Transportation agencies in climate fight Meadows meets with Senate GOP to discuss end-of-year priorities Senate advances energy regulator nominees despite uncertainty of floor vote MORE (R-N.D.) said both senators moved their meetings from the office building to the Capitol, but cited votes in the Senate as the reason.

Liberal activists have fiercely opposed Kavanaugh's nomination, and have urged Democrats to outright reject the judge. Some Democrats have said the Senate should not vote on a new justice until after the midterms.

Sens. Joe ManchinJoseph (Joe) ManchinMajor unions back Fudge for Agriculture secretary Voters split on eliminating the filibuster: poll OVERNIGHT ENERGY: Barrasso to seek top spot on Energy and Natural Resources Committee | Forest Service finalizes rule weakening environmental review of its projects | Biden to enlist Agriculture, Transportation agencies in climate fight MORE (D-W.Va.) and Joe DonnellyJoseph (Joe) Simon DonnellyBiden and Schumer face battles with left if Democrats win big Harris walks fine line on Barrett as election nears The Hill's Morning Report - Sponsored by JobsOhio - Showdown: Trump-Biden debate likely to be nasty MORE (D-Ind.) are the only to Democrats thus far to publicly say they will meet with Kavanaugh. Manchin met with the judge on Monday, and said the two had a "productive conversation."

Trump nominated Kavanaugh in June to replace retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy.