December 14, 2018

Amy Schumer, Emily Ratajkowski Arrested in Kavanaugh Protest

Photo by Erik S. Lesser /EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock US comedian Amy Schumer gestures after getting detained along with hundreds of other protestors against the confirmation of Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh at the Hart Senate Office Building in Washington, DC, USA, 04 October 2018.

Comedian Amy Schumer and actress and model Emily Ratajkowski were arrested alongside 300 other protesters Thursday in Washington D.C. in protest over Supreme Court nominee and alleged sexual assaulter Brett Kavanaugh.

Capitol police said they arrested 302 people during the demonstrations, and videos from social media show Schumer wanting to be arrested.

“Today I was arrested protesting the Supreme Court nomination of Brett Kavanaugh, a man who has been accused by multiple women of sexual assault,” Ratajkowski tweeted Thursday. “Men who hurt women can no longer be placed in positions of power.”

Schumer and Ratajkowski met during the filming of “I Feel Pretty” and joined men and women at the Capitol to share their voice while Kavanaugh hearings took place.

“A vote for Kavanaugh is a vote saying women don’t matter,” Schumer said.

Earlier this afternoon Sen. Susan Collins (D-Maine) voted Yes to confirm Kavanaugh. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va) also tweeted saying he will be voting in favor of Kavanaugh. They need 51 yay votes for confirmation. The final vote on Brett Kavanaugh is expected to take place on Saturday.