Amy Schumer Detained in Washington During a Protest Against Brett Kavanaugh

07 October, 2018, 06:50 | Author: Christina Harvey
  • Comedian Amy Schumer speaks to the crowd during the Women's March rally Saturday Jan. 21 2017 in Washington. In a global exclamation of defiance and solidarity more than 1 million people rallied at women's marches in the nation's capit

Among the arrested: comedian and actress Amy Schumer, a distant cousin of Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer of NY.

The protest came as the chairman of the Senate judiciary committee, Chuck Grassley, said the FBI had found no hint of misconduct in its investigation into Mr Kavanaugh. In next week's issue of Grazia, out on Tuesday, Emily speaks her friendship with Schumer developed while they were filming I Feel Pretty, explaining how they instantly bonded because they 'have a lot of the same ideas about women'.

Since this is Amy Schumer, and the internet continues to be consistently very bad to women, criticism of the star has been swift, with some claiming that this is a self-aggrandizing publicity stunt on her part, rather than a political stand.

Comedian Amy Schumer and model Emily Ratajkowski were among 302 people held for demonstrating against the nominee.

On Friday morning, the Senate took a procedural vote to advance Kavanaugh's nomination to the full Senate.




The Inside Amy Schumer star voiced her support for Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, who accused Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her at a party in 1982.

In various videos posted to Twitter the actress was seen saying, "Yes", to an officer who asked her if she "wanted to be arrested" while at the Hart Senate Office Building on Thursday.

"Let's stay together, let's fight, let's keep showing up", she said.

"At this time, we are unable to confirm the names of those arrested due to the large number being processed", the statement read, according to The Hill. "Men who hurt women can no longer be placed in positions of power". The top judge has been accused of sexual assault by multiple women, but FBI investigators have found no evidence to suggest he's guilty. "They represent hundreds, thousands, & millions of other women".

Senators are due to vote on whether he should join the US Supreme Court today, paving the way for a full vote tomorrow.

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