[Ed. – Democracy in action]
Protesters took over Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley’s office as the committee entered its third day of Supreme Court hearings to — once again — call on lawmakers to deny the confirmation of nominee Brett Kavanaugh.
Roughly two dozen people crowded inside Grassley’s Washington, D.C., office in the Hart Senate Office Building early Thursday. The demonstrators, made up mostly of various women’s rights groups, clapped and chanted as they demanded Grassley’s ear.
“Chuck Grassley, come out, we’ve got some things to talk about,” the protesters repeated.
Capitol Police are aware of the protesters and are “standing by” to remove them if necessary, Fox News confirmed Thursday morning.
“Women’s choices, women’s rights,” the group — including members from NARAL Pro-Choice America, Women’s March, Center for Popular Democracy, among others — also shouted.
The protesters said they wouldn’t leave Grassley’s office until he agreed to delay the hearings.
“Shut Brett Kavanaugh down,” some commented.
Michael Zona, communications director for Grassley, told Fox News he offered to speak with demonstrators Thursday morning but they declined.