Activists gather in Senate office buildings to protest Kavanaugh nomination
WASHINGTON (CIRCA) -- A group of activists gathered in at least two Senate office buildings around noon on Thursday to protest Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court and advocate for reproductive rights.
The protesters chanted "with all this doubt, kick him out," and "we are unstoppable, another world is possible."
The group walked through the halls and congregated in the Dirksen building cafeteria.
The protest appeared to be organized, at least in part, by the National Asian Pacific American Women's Forum, which reported a large presence at the event.
The activists dropped thousands of flyers in the Hart building atrium. Some of the flyers read, "Our struggle for #reproductivejustice is at stake. Justice is fair wages and strong unions, voting rights, health care for all, a fair criminal justice system, immigrant rights, abortion access and LGBTQ liberation."
At one point, the protesters were confronted by Capitol Police, who reportedly told them to stop yelling or leave.
Reproductive rights are a prominent point of contention in the debate over Kavanaugh's nomination. Kavanaugh told Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, earlier this week he believes Roe v. Wade is settled law, but Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., isn't convinced that means he agrees it was decided correctly.