Amy Schumer and Emily Ratajkowski arrested at protest against Brett Kavanaugh in Washington, D.C.
Supreme Court Justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh has been credibly accused of sexual misconduct by three women. In his testimony in front of the Senate Judiciary committee, he denied the allegations. He also sniffed like an angry bull, cried over calendars, said he liked beer multiple times, childishly parroted Senators' questions back at them, and belligerently yelled that the allegations were a "political hit" by liberals to get "revenge for the Clintons." It was a great audition to host a tinfoil hat show on Alex Jones' InfoWars; not a great job interview for Supreme Court Justice.
The prospect of an alleged sexual predator on the Supreme Court has outraged many Americans, since we already have one in the White House. Protestors swarmed to Washington, DC to demonstrate against Kavanaugh's nomination. And eagle-eyed citizens spotted a couple celebrities: Amy Schumer and Emily Ratajkowski. Earlier this year they starred in the comedy I Feel Pretty. Now they feel political. The actresses attended a rally outside the Capitol with New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand. The trio were spotted holding a sign that read: "Respect female existence or expect our resistance." (Nice rhyming!)
Amy and Emily were among the protestors arrested at the Hart Senate Office. One Twitter user noticed that Amy brought snacks to share with the other demonstrators. Nice! For a 'Trainwreck,' she was surprisingly prepared.
In one video posted to Twitter, a cop asks Amy, "Do you want to get arrested?" "Yes," Amy replies, while holding a sign that reads, "We believe Anita Hill."
(In 1991, attorney Anita Hill accused U.S. Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas of sexual harassment. Thomas supporters questioned the timing of Anita Hill's allegations, and attacked her credibility, suggesting that she was delusional, or seeking revenge. Today Kavanaugh supporters question the timing of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford's allegations, and attack her credibility, suggesting that she is confused, or a liar doing a political hit job for the Democrats. The more things change, the more things stay the same.)
In another video posted to Twitter, Amy leaves a sweet message for someone's daughter and states, "I think we’re going to get arrested." (She thought right!)
On Twitter, Emily posted a photo with the caption: "Today I was arrested protesting the Supreme Court nomination of Brett Kavanaugh, a man who has been accused by multiple women of sexual assault. Men who hurt women can no longer be placed in positions of power."
She continued, "Kavanaugh’s confirmation as a Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States is a message to women in this country that they do not matter. I demand a government that acknowledges, respects and supports women as much as it does men."
Tomorrow the Senate is scheduled to vote on Kavanaugh. Will he be confirmed, despite the credible allegations, like Clarence Thomas? Or will he be like Robert Bork, one of the few Supreme Court nominations to be rejected? The Kavanaugh protest drew massive numbers, and attracted A-list celebrities, but their voices still might not be heard.