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Senate Democrats urge delay of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearing; Shannon Bream reports.
The U.S. Capitol police on Wednesday arrested and charged three people with an “illegal demonstration” while Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearing, bringing the total to 73 since the beginning of his interrogation.
Authorities have arrested a reported 70 on Tuesday in the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, The Wall Street Journal.
The majority of those arrested were removed, were, by the Committee of space inside the Hart Senate Office Building.
Sixty-six people were charged with disorderly conduct, and six were charged with “crowding, obstructing, or incommoding,” a statement by Fox News.
One person was charged with resisting arrest.
The rear two rows of the hearing room are reserved for the public. The Capitol police can not be closed, the space for the public.
Many of the protesters are interfering with part of a nationwide campaign to, in the confirmation process. You say you fear that Kavanaugh’s confirmation would shift the Supreme court balance sheet for the years.
Senator Diane Feinstein, D-Calif., the judiciary panel’s top Democrat, echoed the sentiment of the protesters.
“I think it’s really important that people understand not only the judge, the nominee, how strong we feel and why we feel that way,” Feinstein said, according to The Journal. “Behind the noise is a very sincere belief is really, it is so important that this country is multi-ethnic, multi-religious, multi-economic—a dish that truly serves the people and serves this great democracy.”
In the week-long hearings, Kavanaugh’s nomination to be a success retired judge Anthony Kennedy.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
Amy Lieu is a news editor and a reporter for Fox News.