Amy Schumer was detained Thursday while protesting Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Thousands rallied in Washington, D.C. to oppose the federal judge who has been accused of sexual misconduct by three different women during his high school and college years. Schumer—along with celebrities like John Legend, Whoopi Goldberg, and Lena Dunham—promoted the #CancelKavanaugh protest outside the E. Barrett Prettyman Federal Courthouse.
Protesters later moved to the Hart Senate Office where at least 100 people were detained by Capital Police—including the Trainwreck star. According to a video posted by @NewsThisSecond, a cop asked, “Do you want to be arrested?” to which Schumer confidently responds, “Yes.”
VIDEO: Amy Schumer is protesting at the Hart Senate office building.
Cop asks “Do you want to be arrested?”
Schumer: “Yes.” pic.twitter.com/oV3BOu1ESU
— News This Second (@NewsThisSecond) October 4, 2018
Also arrested was her I Feel Pretty co-star Emily Ratajkowski. “Today I was arrested protesting the Supreme Court nomination of Brett Kavanaugh,” the actress posted to Instagram. “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.”
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Today I was arrested protesting the Supreme Court nomination of Brett Kavanaugh, a man who has been accused by multiple women of sexual assault. 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.
Schumer has not been shy about her activism speaking up about #MeToo, body positivity, Hollywood diversity, and gun violence. Earlier in the day, she spoke to a frustrated body of protestors as the Senate Leader Mitch McConnell moved for cloture on the confirmation vote, which could take place as soon as Friday morning. “We’re going to keep showing up and no matter how this goes, they cannot keep us down…A vote for Kavanaugh is a vote saying ‘Women don’t matter.’ Let’s stay together. Let’s fight. Let’s keep showing up.”
MY MOM AND AMY SCHUMER ARE GETTING ARRESTED TOGETHER AND AMY SAID HI TO ME pic.twitter.com/AqZUBUxUrd
— Z (@Theboldtype_z) October 4, 2018