Sen. Elizabeth Warren urged her supporters to “protest” with “everything they’ve got” this week; calling for widespread demonstrations after the United States Senate voted to advance Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination towards a full vote this weekend.
Warren posted the ominous message on social media Friday, saying the Senate was just “one step away” from sending Judge Kavanaugh to the United States Supreme Court.
“The Senate is 1 step away from confirming Brett Kavanaugh – but we still have a chance to stop him. Raise your voice NOW. Call & text your friends. Show up in-person. Protest. Post. Tweet. Speak out every way you can. It’s time to own our anger & give it everything we’ve got,” she tweeted.
The Senate is 1 step away from confirming Brett Kavanaugh – but we still have a chance to stop him.
Raise your voice NOW. Call & text your friends. Show up in-person. Protest. Post. Tweet. Speak out every way you can.
It’s time to own our anger & give it everything we’ve got.
— Elizabeth Warren (@elizabethforma) October 5, 2018
The firebrand senator’s comments come just a day after hundreds of left-wing activists stormed the Senate office building; demanding legislators “cancel Kavanaugh” and “vote no” during Saturday’s historic vote.
CAPITOL CHAOS: Protesters Storm Senate Offices, Demand Lawmakers 'Cancel Kavanaugh'
Hundreds of left-wing protesters stormed the Capitol Thursday just hours after the FBI released its seventh investigation of Brett Kavanaugh to the Senate Judiciary Committee; demanding the potential Supreme Court Justice withdraw his nomination.
The demonstrations from dozens of left-wing organizations throughout the country urged Senators to “Cancel Kavanaugh” as legislators geared-up for a highly-contentious vote as early as Saturday morning.
LIVE: Police have moved in to detain and remove protesters from large protest on Capitol Hill. https://t.co/9zqegHtEWw
— MSNBC (@MSNBC) October 4, 2018
“It feels like one of our last shots. This is the most we can do right now — drop everything and try to talk face to face,” said one activist. “We’re going to share our stories. We’re hoping to be able to appeal to them in some way to show how personal this is for their constituents, for everyone.”
BREAKING: US Senate Votes to Advance Judge Kavanaugh, Full Vote Saturday
The United States Senate voted to advance the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court Friday; setting the stage for a full vote to confirm the potential Justice as early as Saturday morning.
The vote follows weeks of speculation surrounding Kavanaugh’s political future after 11th hour allegations of sexual misconduct during the 1980s threatened to derail the nomination process.
The final vote was 51-49 in favor.
Despite voting to advance Kavanaugh’s nomination, Sen. Susan Collins refused to comment on whether she will officially vote to confirm the potential Justice in the coming days.
This is a developing story. Check back for updates.