Leftist Celebrities Join ‘National Walkout’ to Protest Kavanaugh

Jane Fonda, Eva Longoria, Chelsea Handler, others spoke out against Trump's Supreme Court nominee on Monday

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A number of Hollywood celebrities teamed up on Monday with left-wing politicians and organizations such as Planned Parenthood, NARAL (National Abortion Rights Action League), and the Women’s March to promote a “walkout” to show they sided with Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s accuser, Dr. Christine Blasey Ford.

Ford accused Kavanaugh of groping her and attempting to remove her bathing suit at a boozy party during high school some 36 years ago, an accusation Kavanaugh has vehemently denied.

Another woman — Deborah Ramirez — also recently came forward to accuse the Supreme Court nominee of sexual misconduct.

She told The New Yorker that Kavanaugh exposed himself to her at a Yale party in the early ’80s.

Notable leftist celebs opposing Kavanaugh include some of the entertainment industry’s most outspoken political figures, such as Chelsea Handler, Jamie Lee Curtis, and Samantha Bee (all pictured above).

“Women must be heard. Today I am wearing black in solidarity with Dr. Christine Blasey Ford,” wrote “Scandal” star Kerry Washington on Twitter.

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“Believe survivors. When women come forward — we show them they are safe. That they are being listened to. No more,” added comedian Chelsea Handler.

Here are some more examples of Hollywood’s activism against Kavanaugh on Monday:

During the “walkout,” protesters wore black to indicate their solidarity.

Actress Alyssa Milano’s post indicated that the official nationwide walkout occurred at 1 p.m. Eastern Time (10 a.m. Pacific). Previously, Milano also dressed in a “Handmaid’s Tale”-inspired costume to oppose Brett Kavanaugh — conservatives had fun Photoshopping the anti-Kavanaugh sign the actress was holding at the time.

Despite the desire of these liberal celebrities that he not be confirmed, Kavanaugh wrote in a letter to Senate Judiciary Chairman Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) on Monday that he “will not be intimidated into withdrawing.”

This is not the first time celebrities have lined up to protest a conservative.

In August 2016, over 100 of them signed a petition called “United Against Hate,” hoping they could stop President Donald Trump from being elected (they did not).

Many of them took part in marches across the country the day he was inaugurated, yet he is still in office.

Plus, celebs have pushed hard for gun control this year — still, their efforts have not yielded any results.

Tom Joyce is a freelance writer from the South Shore of Massachusetts. He covers sports, pop culture, and politics and has contributed to The Federalist, Newsday, and other outlets.

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Tom Joyce is a freelance writer from the South Shore of Massachusetts. He covers sports, pop culture, and politics and has contributed to The Federalist, Newsday, ESPN, and other outlets.

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