People Gather in Front of Trump Tower, Supreme Court in Protest against Kavanaugh Nomination (+Video)
TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Protesters denouncing nomination of Brett Kavanaugh for Supreme Court by President Trump gathered outside of Trump’s Tower Monday night, leading to the arrest of seven people, another group also turned tense at the steps of the Supreme Court protesting the nomination.
Among those picked up was City Councilman Jumaane Williams (D-Brooklyn), who is running for lieutenant governor.
Williams tweeted pictures of himself being led away by cops in handcuffs, shortly after Trump named Brett Kavanaugh as his nominee to the high court, NYPost reported.
“Please continue the fight that has brought us here!” he told his fellow protesters, under a hand-painted sign “Reclaim SCOTUS.”
Meanwhile, US Sens. M Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Bernie Sanders (I-Vt) led a protests against Kavanaugh’s nomination on the steps of the Supreme Court in Washington.
“Are you ready for a fight? Are you ready to defend Roe vs. Wade?” Sanders said.
“This is a tough fight but it is a fight that we can win . . . We have the American people on our side, now we have to go state by state by state to make sure senators do what their constituents want.”
Kavanaugh, 53, is a former law clerk for retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy. Like Trump’s first nominee last year, Justice Neil Gorsuch, Kavanaugh would be a young addition who could help remake the court for decades to come with rulings that could restrict abortion, expand gun rights and roll back key parts of Obamacare.
With Kavanaugh, Trump is replacing a swing vote on the nine-member court with a staunch conservative. Kavanaugh, who serves on the Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit has taken an expansive view of executive power and has favored limits on investigating the president.