Senator Mitch McConnell Confronted Over Kavanaugh Nomination by HIV Activist Naina Khanna at D.C. Airport
Hundreds of protesters, including PWNer and sexual assault survivor Mary Jane Maestas of Delta, Colorado, and PWN's executive director Naina Khanna, have been demonstrating against confirmation of Trump's Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh in Washington, D.C. While women's rights and bodily autonomy have been on the line since his nomination was announced, credible allegations of sexual assault that have come out in recent weeks and a public hearing last Thursday with echoes of Anita Hill have fueled the urgency to stop his confirmation.
Dozens ofprotesters, including Mary Jane, were arrested after occupying the offices of three women senators to protest Kavanaugh's confirmation. Check her out in this USA Today photo! And watch Naina confront Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Capitol Hill!
HAPPENING RIGHT NOW: @traceyecorder confronts @SenMajLdr at the airport- “Why won’t you look at us when we’re talking to you?!” #CancelKavanaugh #StopKavanaugh #believesurvivors pic.twitter.com/mimgQEy6Sd— CPD Action (@CPDAction) October 1, 2018
More videos of women confronting legislators about their disregard for survivors of sexual violence can be found on CPD Action's Twitter page.
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[Note from TheBody: This article was originally published by PWN-USA on Oct. 2, 2018. We have cross-posted it with their permission.]