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 TrumpHouse Dems demand Barr cancel 'inappropriate' press conference on Mueller report DOJ plans to release 'lightly redacted' version of Mueller report Thursday: WaPo Nadler accuses Barr of 'unprecedented steps' to 'spin' Mueller report 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 CottonThomas (Tom) Bryant CottonOvernight Defense: Senators show skepticism over Space Force | Navy drops charges against officers in deadly collision | Trump taps next Navy chief Senators show deep skepticism on Space Force proposal GOP senators introduce bill to reduce legal immigration  MORE (R-Ark.) and John HoevenJohn Henry HoevenOvernight Energy: Bipartisan Senate group seeks more funding for carbon capture technology | Dems want documents on Interior pick's lobbying work | Officials push to produce more electric vehicle batteries in US Officials, automakers aim to produce more electric vehicle batteries in US: report FCC claims on broadband access under scrutiny 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) ManchinOn The Money: Cain 'very committed' to Fed bid despite opposition | Pelosi warns no US-UK trade deal if Brexit harms Irish peace | Ivanka Trump says she turned down World Bank job Cain says he won't back down, wants to be nominated to Fed Pro-life Christians are demanding pollution protections MORE (D-W.Va.) and Joe DonnellyJoseph (Joe) Simon DonnellySome in GOP fear Buttigieg run for governor Paul Ryan joins University of Notre Dame faculty GOP senator issues stark warning to Republicans on health care 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.