Trump says anti-Kavanaugh protesters are paid professionals

Trump says anti-Kavanaugh protesters are paid professionals

President Donald Trump condemned protesters who have turned out in droves to oppose the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the supreme court, calling them "elevator screamers" funded by professional interest groups.

The president struck a more upbeat note after the Senate pushed Mr Kavanaugh past a key procedural hurdle, saying on Twitter that he was "very proud". "It is a lovely thing to see - and they are not paid professional protesters who are handed expensive signs". If confirmed as expected, Kavanaugh would take the bench when the court hears its next arguments on Tuesday.

Michael Vachon, a spokesman for the Hungarian-born billionaire, didn't respond to a message seeking comment.

On Thursday, protesters swarmed into Capitol Hill and roamed the Senate hallways to lobby lawmakers who took turns in a secure basement room reviewing a single copy of a new Federal Bureau of Investigation background report on Kavanaugh. Actresses Amy Schumer and Emily Ratajkowski were reportedly among those detained.

In the run-up to the confirmation vote for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, protestors have swarmed the Senate offices, resulting in hundreds of arrests.

A final vote is set to occur on Saturday. Trump wrote, adding the hashtag #Troublemakers.

"We are doing something incredibly important by sharing our pain, by sharing one of the most traumatic experiences of our lives", she said. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) in a Senate elevator. "He misled senators about his background, and this is just an outgrowth of what we see in Donald Trump's America: that people think it's OK to lie to achieve whatever goals they want to achieve".

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Lia Weintraub, a spokeswoman for the center, said the organization has received funding from Soros for its work but that "in no way compelled Ana's actions".

Trump is referring to sexual assault victims who have confronted senators on Capitol Hill, including Sens.

"Did they individually wrong these women?" "That's what you're telling all of these women in America, that they don't matter", one of the women said through tears.

Kavanaugh has denied the allegations.

On Fox And Friends, Republican senator Chuck Grassley said the protests were "a reflection of the incivility of American society generally".

"Don't you wave your hand at me", the protester continues. "His accusation that we are paid protesters is wrong".

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