Kavanaugh protesters flood onto the steps of Capitol

Scores of protesters broke through barriers in front of the east steps of the Capitol on Saturday, just hours before the Senate was poised to confirm Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.

Protesters chanted "We do not consent," "We are strong," "Shame" and "We
are not afraid" while waiving anti-Kavanaugh signs. Capitol Police proceeded to arrest dozens of people who broke through the barriers.

The Senate is expected to vote to confirm Kavanaugh on Saturday afternoon after several undecided senators announced their support for his nomination on Friday.

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Kavanaugh has faced a turbulent confirmation process following multiple allegations of sexual misconduct going back to his days in high school in the early 1980s. He has repeatedly denied the allegations.

Sens. Susan CollinsSusan Margaret CollinsMcConnell tightlipped as impeachment furor grows Congress set for showdown with Trump over Kurds Trump seeks to distance himself from Turkish invasion of Syria MORE (R-Maine), Jeff FlakeJeffrey (Jeff) Lane FlakeAre Senate Republicans certain that Trump can return to office? Jeff Flake calls Trump's language 'authoritarian' Fallout from Kavanaugh confirmation felt in Washington one year later MORE (R-Ariz.) and Joe ManchinJoseph (Joe) ManchinThe Hill's 12:30 Report — Presented by USAA — Ex-Ukraine ambassador testifies Trump pushed for her ouster GOP requests update on criminal referrals prompted by 2018 Kavanaugh probe Fallout from Kavanaugh confirmation felt in Washington one year later MORE (D-W.Va.) announced their support for Kavanaugh on Friday following a one-week FBI investigation.

Sen. Lisa MurkowskiLisa Ann MurkowskiMurkowski warns against rushing to conclusions on Trump impeachment GOP requests update on criminal referrals prompted by 2018 Kavanaugh probe Republicans show signs of discomfort in defense of Trump   MORE (R-Alaska) is expected to be the sole Republican to vote against the nominee, though will ask that her vote be marked as "present" as a courtesy to fellow GOP Sen. Steve DainesSteven (Steve) David DainesFallout from Kavanaugh confirmation felt in Washington one year later Conservatives offer stark warning to Trump, GOP on background checks The 23 Republicans who opposed Trump-backed budget deal MORE (Mont.), who on Friday flew to Montana to attend his daughter's wedding.