‘No matter how this goes, they cannot keep us down’
Comedian Amy Schumer and model/actress Emily Ratajkowski were among some 300 demonstrators who were arrested for staging a sit in inside the Dirksen Senate Office Building to protest the Brett Kavanaugh debacle.
Earlier Schumer was heard addressing the crowd telling them: “no matter how this goes, they cannot keep us down. We will win. A vote for Kavanaugh is a vote saying women don’t matter.”
Multiple videos have surfaced of the comedian being escorted out by police officers. Some show that the officer asked her if she wanted to be arrested, to which she replied: “Yes.”
Emotions have been running high after Dr. Christine Blasey Ford bravely testified against him, and retold a harrowing story. “I believed he was going to rape me,” she told the judiciary committee. “I tried to yell for help. When I did, Brett put his hand over my mouth to stop me from yelling. This is what terrified me the most, and has had the most lasting impact on my life. It was hard for me to breathe, and I thought that Brett was accidentally going to kill me.”
She continued: “Both Brett and Mark were drunkenly laughing during the attack. They seemed to be having a very good time.”
Before the protest, Republicans had just declared that Kavanaugh, who could still potentially be nominated to the US supreme court, had been exonerated by an FBI report.
Ratajkowski later took to Instagram to explain the days events. “Today I was arrested protesting the Supreme Court nomination of Brett Kavanaugh, a man who has been accused by multiple women of sexual assault,” she explained.
“Men who hurt women can no longer be placed in positions of power. Kavanaugh’s confirmation as a Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States is a message to women in this country that they do not matter. I demand a government that acknowledges, respects and supports women as much as it does men.”
One fan even received a personalised message from Schumer who was protesting alongside her mother when they were both arrested. Watch below.