Kavanaugh protesters bring beer, chant ‘chug’ outside McConnell’s home

A group of protesters brought beer to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s (R-Ky.) house in Washington hours before a vote to advance the nomination of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh to the Senate floor on Friday. 

Footage of the demonstration showed protesters waving beer cans and red cups as they marched towards the Kentucky Republican’s home, chanting and yelling phrases like, “chug, chug, chug” and “What do we do with a drunken justice?”

Jennifer Flynn Walker, one of the organizers of the protest, told HuffPost protesters threw the “Kavanaugh confirmation kegger” to reflect what they saw as the absurdity of Kavanaugh’s testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee last week over sexual assault allegations brought against him, in particular, his multiple mentions of liking beer.

{mosads}“We’re not even talking about the serious issues,” said Walker. “That’s the thing about this protest today ― this is just ridiculous at this point. Half of the country is actually deeply hurt.”

The protest arrives as Kavanaugh faces multiple allegations of sexual misconduct, each of which he has strongly denied. 

Last week, the Senate Judiciary Committee heard the testimonies of Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford, a college professor who accused Kavanaugh of committing sexual assault while they were in high school. Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) secured a deal to delay a floor vote on the nomination for a week to allow the FBI to investigate the sexual assault allegations.

This week, McConnell filed cloture on Kavanaugh’s nomination to allow the chamber to vote on ending the debate on Kavanaugh’s nomination Friday after the FBI completed a supplemental background investigation. Kavanaugh has since passed that key hurdle in his confirmation process and now a final vote on whether to confirm the judge has been set for Saturday afternoon.

Walker told the publication that no matter the outcome of the Senate vote on Kavanaugh on Saturday, women “are never going to forgive this.”

“This is going to usher a decade of women rising up across this country,” she said. 

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