Protests turn tense outside Supreme Court after Trump picks Kavanaugh

Fox News | 7/10/2018 | Frank Miles
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Protestors gathered outside the Supreme Court following President Trump's nomination of Brett Kavanaugh as the next Supreme Court Justice.

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Protests turned tense at the steps of the Supreme Court Monday night after President Trump chose Judge Brett Kavanaugh to replace Justice Anthony Kennedy.

Some protesters were screaming back and forth at each other amid a heavy law-enforcement presence.

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Pro-choice activists held purple signs reading “Protect Roe” and “Don’t Criminalize Abortion.” Others chanted: “Kavanaugh has got to go!” Others shouted into bullhorns, “abortion is violence” and “uphold the Constitution of the United States of America.”

Democratic leaders such as New York Democrat Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand and Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., attended to speak to the crowd -- and occasionally were drowned out by the activists.

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Protesters took to the steps of the Supreme Court Monday after President Donald Trump picked Brett Kavanaugh, a politically connected conservative judge, for the nation's highest court.

Kavanaugh, 53, is a former law clerk for retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy. Like Trump's first nominee last year, Justice Neil Gorsuch, Kavanaugh would be a young addition who could help remake the court for decades to come with rulings that could restrict abortion, expand gun rights and roll back key parts of...
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