Protests turn tense outside the Supreme Court after Trump picks Kavanaugh

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Protesters gathered in front of the Supreme court of justice following President Trump the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh as the next Supreme Court Justice.

Protests turned tense on the steps of the Supreme Court on Monday night, after President Trump decided to replace judge Brett Kavanaugh, judge Anthony Kennedy.

Some protesters shouted back and forth to each other in the midst of a heavy law enforcement presence.

Pro-choice activists, instead of purple characters “Protect read Roe” and “not the criminalization of abortion.” Others chanted: “Kavanaugh.” Others screamed in a building, “abortion is violence” and “true, the Constitution of the United States of America.”

Democratic leaders such as New York Democrat Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand and sen Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., took to talk to the crowd of people, and occasionally drowned out by the activists.

Protesters on the steps of the Supreme Court Monday after President Donald Trump, Brett Kavanaugh, a politically connected conservative judges picked, the nation’s highest court.

Kavanaugh, 53, is a former law clerk to the peace, justice Anthony Kennedy. Like Trump would be the first nomination in last year, justice Neil from gorsuch, Kavanaugh a young Supplement that may help remake could restrict the court for decades to come with the case-law, abortion, expand gun rights-and roles-key parts of Obamacare.

With Kavanaugh, Trump a swing vote on the nine-member court will be replaced, a staunch conservative. Kavanaugh, who serves on the Court of Appeals for the DC circuit, is expected to be less receptive to abortion and gay rights than Kennedy was. He also has a sweeping view of Executive power and limits of the investigation, the President has favored.

“There is no one in America more qualified for this position and no one more deserving,” said Trump, who called Kavanaugh “, one of the sharpest legal minds of our time.”

The White house invited to visit a number of senators, the Monday evening announcement. Democrats who were invited, but declined to include Sens., Joe Donnelly of Indiana, Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota, Doug Jones of Alabama, Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Dianne Feinstein of California. Feinstein, the ranking Democrat on the Judiciary Committee.

A Democrat up for re-election, Bob Casey from Pennsylvania, USA, announced Monday that he would be written against any candidacy of Trump’s list of 25 possible candidates, from conservative groups. He called them the “fruit of a corrupt process directly from the DC swamp.”

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Frank Miles is covering a reporter and editor, sports, tech, military and geopolitics for He can be reached at

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