Protesters opposing Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the Supreme Court have been invading Washington DC for days, hoping to sway their public servants on the subject of the Judge’s impending appointment vote.
Many of these protesters are holdovers from the #MeToo movement and Women’s March who are wholly appalled at the allegations against the longtime adjudicator, but they are certainly not adhering to the tactics of their former allegiances. Instead, what we are witnessing on The Beltway today is unruly, viscerally strange acts of defiance that bear little resemblance to the powerful struggles of past generations.
For example, in an apparent nod to Brett Kavanaugh’s drinking habits, protesters who had gathered outside of Mitch McConnell’s office in the wee hours of the morning began chugging cheap beer.
Ahead of the Senate vote on Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the Supreme Court, DC protesters showed up to Mitch McConnell’s house to remind the Senate majority leader exactly who the Republican Party aims to place on the country’s highest court.
In videos taken from the protest, a few people raised their PBRs and sang “What do you do with a drunken justice?” to the tune of an old sailor song outside McConnell’s home in the capital. One also held up a sign using the Greek letters of the judge’s frat at Yale, Delta Kappa Epsilon, to spell out “Deny Kavanaugh Entitlement.” They also reportedly broke out in chants of “chug, chug, chug!” and the phrase Kavanaugh repeated during his Senate Judiciary testimony last week: “I like beer.”
According to Roll Call, the lawn party was thrown by the Center for Popular Democracy Action, getting together a group of like-minded citizens to slam a few PBRs at 7 in the morning outside the senator’s home. And it’s not the first time the majority leader has been targeted by unruly protesters: Earlier this year, a group angry about the family separation crisis at the boarder[sic] chanted McConnell and his wife Elaine out of a Kentucky restaurant, where at least one person used the opportunity to hurl a “turtle head” the senator’s way.
Maybe these protesters could link up with Antifa and teach them how to relax a bit, considering the organization has been steadily marching toward inevitable violence over the course of the last few years.