Amy Schumer was arrested Thursday whereas protesting Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Courtroom nomination on the Hart Senate Workplace Constructing.
The comic was one in every of tons of of protesters participating in an enormous demonstration in opposition to President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump: ‘The US is with Kavanaugh all the way’ Sasse: I encouraged Trump to pick someone other than Kavanaugh Sasse: Trump’s rhetoric on Ford ‘wrong’ but not surprising MORE’s embattled Supreme Courtroom choose.
The “Trainwreck” star — who’s a cousin of Senate Minority Chief Charles SchumerCharles (Chuck) Ellis SchumerGOP candidate Hawley releases ad slamming Senate “circus” on Kavanaugh nomination Schumer: ‘Kavanaugh’s testimony was better suited for Fox News than a confirmation hearing’ Cotton says Feinstein will be investigated over Ford letter MORE (D-N.Y.) — informed The Hill that she was being arrested.
Schumer additionally filmed a video whereas on the Senate constructing, saying, “I believe we’re going to get arrested.”
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
One other clip from the protest reveals a regulation enforcement official asking Schumer, 37, and different demonstrators in the event that they wish to be arrested.
“Sure,” Schumer nods in response.
VIDEO: Amy Schumer is protesting on the Hart Senate workplace constructing.
Cop asks “Do you wish to be arrested?”
Schumer: “Sure.” pic.twitter.com/oV3BOu1ESU
— Information This Second (@NewsThisSecond) October 4, 2018
As a substitute of zip-tie handcuffs, the protesters got completely different coloured bracelets by police. Requested by a reporter for The Hill what her pink bracelets had been for, Schumer responded, “for consuming.”
Mannequin Emily Ratajkowksi additionally was arrested and seen standing alongside Schumer.
A Capitol Police spokeswoman didn’t instantly return ITK’s request for remark.
Schumer additionally participated in a celebrity-filled anti-Kavanaugh protest earlier on Thursday exterior of the Supreme Courtroom.
The comic has been a vocal opponent of Kavanaugh’s nomination, tweeting final week:
We #BelieveSurvivors and refuse to just accept Brett Kavanaugh as our subsequent Supreme Courtroom Justice. Be part of us in making our voices heard Friday at midday native time. Discover or host an occasion close to you: https://t.co/Lwsor1X4yW
— Amy Schumer (@amyschumer) September 28, 2018
Christine Blasey Ford testified earlier than the Senate Judiciary Committee final month that Kavanaugh assaulted her at a highschool get together greater than 30 many years in the past. Kavanaugh has denied the accusation.
—Melanie Zanona contributed. Final up to date at 5:32 p.m.