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 TrumpVeterans groups demand end to shutdown: 'Get your act together' Brown launches tour in four early nominating states amid 2020 consideration Pence on border wall: Trump won't be ‘deterred’ by Dem ‘obstruction’ 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: Trump faces blowback over report he discussed leaving NATO | Pentagon extends mission on border | Senate advances measure bucking Trump on Russia sanctions Senate advances measure bucking Trump on Russia sanctions How not to withdraw from Syria MORE (R-Ark.) and John HoevenJohn Henry HoevenDems struggling to help low-wage contractors harmed by shutdown Trump to address nation on wall Here are the lawmakers who will forfeit their salaries during the shutdown 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) ManchinLeaders nix recess with no shutdown deal in sight EPA's Wheeler faces grilling over rule rollbacks The Hill's Morning Report — No new negotiations as shutdown hits 25 days MORE (D-W.Va.) and Joe DonnellyJoseph (Joe) Simon DonnellyEPA's Wheeler faces grilling over rule rollbacks Some Senate Dems see Ocasio-Cortez as weak spokeswoman for party Senate approves funding bill, preventing partial government shutdown 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.