Kavanaugh protesters descend on Collins, Flake offices on Capitol Hill

Kavanaugh protesters descend on Collins, Flake offices on Capitol Hill
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Hundreds of protesters took to the Capitol on Monday to urge swing-vote Republicans to reject Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh amid fresh allegations of sexual misconduct.

Demonstrators affiliated with the Be A Hero campaign and several other progressive organizations lined the walls outside the offices of Sens. Susan CollinsSusan Margaret CollinsTexas GOP rep opposes Trump’s use of national emergency to get border wall GOP Sen. Collins says she'll back resolution to block Trump's emergency declaration Talk grows that Trump will fire Dan Coats MORE (Maine) and Jeff FlakeJeffrey (Jeff) Lane FlakeTrump suggests Heller lost reelection bid because he was 'hostile' during 2016 presidential campaign Live coverage: Trump delivers State of the Union Sasse’s jabs at Trump spark talk of primary challenger MORE (Ariz.) and filtered into the Russell Rotunda.

Protesters wore shirts that read "Believe Women" and "Be A Hero" in support of the women who have accused Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct.

Eva Malecki, communications director for Capitol Police, told The Hill that some protesters have been arrested. She said authorities would release total arrest numbers from the protests at the end of the day.

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Liberal activists have urged Collins, Flake and Sen. Lisa MurkowskiLisa Ann MurkowskiGOP Sen. Collins says she'll back resolution to block Trump's emergency declaration The Hill's 12:30 Report: Trump escalates fight with NY Times The 10 GOP senators who may break with Trump on emergency MORE (R-Alaska) to vote "no" on Kavanaugh ever since President TrumpDonald John TrumpJustice Department preparing for Mueller report as soon as next week: reports Smollett lawyers declare 'Empire' star innocent Pelosi asks members to support resolution against emergency declaration MORE announced his nomination in July. Progressive groups have refocused those calls after two women accused Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct in recent weeks.

Christine Blasey Ford this month went public with her accusation that Kavanaugh pinned her to a bed, groped her and attempted to remove her clothes, covering her mouth when she tried to scream for help at a high school party during the early 1980s.

More recently, The New Yorker published an article on Sunday in which Deborah Ramirez claimed that Kavanaugh exposed himself to her and thrust his genitals in her face during a college party, also in the 1980s.

Kavanaugh has adamantly denied both allegations.

Ford and Kavanaugh are set to testify about the first allegation on Thursday, but Democratic senators are now calling for the hearing to be postponed in the wake of Ramirez's accusation.

The White House and Senate Republicans continue to support Kavanaugh despite the allegations, which they have cast as part of a "smear campaign" against the judge.