Demonstrators take over Grassley's office to protest Kavanaugh
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Dozens of demonstrators on Thursday took over the office of Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Charles Grassley (R-Iowa) to protest President TrumpDonald TrumpVeteran accused in alleged border wall scheme faces new charges Arizona Republicans to brush off DOJ concern about election audit FEC drops investigation into Trump hush money payments MORE's Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh. 

"Chuck GrassleyChuck GrassleyGrassley asks Blinken to provide potential conflicts involving John Kerry Overnight Defense: Gillibrand makes new push for military sexual assault reform | US troops begin leaving Afghanistan | Biden budget delay pushes back annual defense policy bill Gillibrand makes new push for military sexual assault reform MORE come out, we've got some things to talk about," protestors chanted in a video posted on Twitter by one of the protestors. 


Video posted by The Washington Post shows several demonstrators also chanting "the system is corrupt, and that's why we disrupt." The video includes one protestor holding signs that read "vote no, save Roe," and "Yes means death." 

Progressive groups organized the protest in an effort to demand that Grassley release 100,000 documents related to Kavanaugh's work in the Bush administration that are currently being withheld.

"Grassley thinks it's 'collegial' to withhold information from Democratic senators and the overall public. We're here to show him what collegiality really is -- banding together and standing up for all Americans,"  Jennifer Flynn Walker, Director of Mobilization and Advocacy at CPD Action, said in a statement to The Hill. "This is what a movement looks like."

The protests occurred as Grassley chaired the third day of hearings for Kavanaugh, a Supreme Court nominee who many believe could shift the court to the right for decades if confirmed.

Michael Zona, a spokesman for Grassley, told The Hill that the protesters declined his offer to speak with them.

The hearings have been marked by fighting between Democratic and GOP lawmakers and protests in the hearing room.

Democrats opened the hearing on Tuesday by calling for a delay, saying they have not received all the documents they need to review Kavanaugh's career. But Grassley rejected those demands.

On Thursday, Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) stepped up the fight by releasing emails marked as "committee confidential" from Kavanaugh's time as a White House counsel.

-- Updated 4:22 p.m.