Some people are gonna make it known that they are NOT happy with the new guy coming onto the court….
Following three days of protests in Washington, D.C., tensions are expected to reach a boiling point on Saturday, as the Senate moves to confirm an accused sex assailant as the next justice on the Supreme Court.
Police started barricading the Capitol and the Supreme Court building just hours after Sens. Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Joe Manchin (D-W. Va.) announced their support for Brett Kavanaugh, all but locking in the controversial nominee.
On Saturday, senators only have to convene to formally confirm him.
Throngs of demonstrators plan to crowd cities from coast-to-coast to protest the new high court justice, with the biggest gatherings expected in the capital and outside Trump Tower in Manhattan.
The anger was palpable even before Collins’ threw her support behind Kavanuagh, with demonstrators streaming into the Senate chamber before she took the podium and drowning out the first few seconds of her speech by repeatedly shouting, “Vote no!”
After Manchin announced his support for the beleaguered nominee in a statement, women surrounded the red state Democrat near the Capitol and screamed, “Shame! Shame! Shame!”
Inside Senate office buildings, groups of protesters clashed with Kavanaugh supporters and Capitol Police said they were investigating a female demonstrator for allegedly assaulting a man outside Collins’ office.
A similar scene unraveled outside the offices of Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.), who gained restrained praise from protesters last week after demanding an FBI investigation into the sexual assault allegations against Kavanaugh, only to announce his support for him on Friday.
“Stop Kavanaugh,” the demonstrators screamed.
In New York, women voiced their disgust with a nominee who they consider politically fraught and morally flawed…..