Amy Schumer Is Among Those Arrested at Anti-Kavanaugh Protest
Leftist comedian and 'I Feel Pretty' star reportedly handcuffed at D.C. event attended by hundreds
Comedian and actress Amy Schumer was reportedly among a group of anti-Brett Kavanaugh protesters arrested outside the Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., on Thursday.
A video published by The Daily Caller’s Benny Johnson shows Schumer volunteering to be arrested at the event.
“Here is @amyschumer telling cops she *wants* to be arrested,” Johnson wrote with the tweet, which includes video of Schumer talking to a police officer.
“Cop asks, ‘Do you want to be arrested?’ Schumer: ‘Yes.’”
Here is @amyschumer telling cops she *wants* to be arrested.
Cop asks “Do you want to be arrested?”
Save this for the “I can’t believe I was arrested for free speech!” Tweet from her soon. pic.twitter.com/TLGaDAyh1T
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) October 4, 2018
Actress Emily Ratajkowski said on Instagram that she was also among a group arrested at the protest.
“Today I was arrested protesting the Supreme Court nomination of Brett Kavanaugh, a man who has been accused by multiple women of sexual assault,” Ratajkowski, who participated in the protest outside of the Hart Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill, wrote. “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 spoke to the gathered protesters before her run-in with the police, when she said, “A vote for Kavanaugh is a vote saying women don’t matter.”
“That’s what we’re going to do. We’re going to keep showing up. And no matter how this goes, they cannot keep us down,” the comedian said. “We will win. Let’s stay together. Let’s fight. Let’s keep showing up.”
Another video of Schumer from the event shows her saying that she believes that she will be 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
Schumer and others were reportedly restrained with different colored bracelets by police.
When asked by a reporter for The Hill why she was being detained, Schumer replied, “For drinking.”
Schumer, a cousin of Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), has been a vocal critic of Brett Kavanaugh.
She was one of a handful of celebrities to promote Thursday’s Washington, D.C., protest, which reportedly had hundreds of participants.
We #BelieveSurvivors and refuse to accept Brett Kavanaugh as our next Supreme Court Justice. Join us in making our voices heard Friday at noon local time. Find or host an event near you: https://t.co/Lwsor1X4yW
— Amy Schumer (@amyschumer) September 28, 2018
Washington police have yet to release any official word on Amy Schumer’s arrest.
Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh has been accused of sexual misconduct by three women, but he has vehemently and consistently denied all allegations.
Hollywood leftists like Schumer have been vocal in their belief of the victims’ public statements about decades-old events involving the potential Supreme Court justice.