A large crowd has gathered on the steps of the US capitol to protest Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court.
Kavanaugh moved one step closer to being confirmed as a Supreme Court Justice after winning the crucial vote yesterday.
The senate is expected to confirm Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court on Saturday around 9pm UK time.
Pumping their fists and carrying signs, a few hundred people climbed the east steps of the Capitol for the demonstration.
The crowd has been chanting, ‘November is coming!’ and ‘Vote them out!’
A much larger crowd of protesters is watching the demonstration from behind a barricade.
In between, a line of capitol police officers is standing with plastic handcuffs clipped to their belts.
Today’s vote comes after Kavanaugh faced accusations of sexual misconduct from Ramirez and other women. Kavanaugh has denied the accusations.
President Donald Trump wrote on Twitter this afternoon: ‘Women for Kavanaugh, and many others who support this very good man, are gathering all over Capitol Hill in preparation for a 3-5 P.M. VOTE.
‘It is a beautiful thing to see – and they are not paid professional protesters who are handed expensive signs. Big day for America!.’
This comes as Deborah Ramirez said on Saturday the senate is ‘looking the other way’ when it comes to her accusation that Kavanaugh exposed himself to her when they were students at Yale.
She said in a statement released by her lawyers that the FBI refused to speak to witnesses who could corroborate her story and added that senators are ‘deliberately ignoring’ Kavanaugh’s behavior.
The FBI interviewed Ramirez as part of a background check investigation opened by the White House.
The Senate Judiciary Committee said the FBI also interviewed two alleged eyewitnesses to the incident named by Ramirez and one of her college friends.
Enough senators have indicated they will support him to put him over the edge, with a likely margin of two votes. That’s barring a last-minute change of mind.