Chaos erupts at the Capitol after Collins assures Kavanaugh confirmation

Chaos erupts at the Capitol after Collins assures Kavanaugh confirmation
Protesters caused chaos at Capitol Hill after it appeared that President Donald Trump's nominee Brett Kavanaugh was headed towards confirmation Friday. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Protesters increased in their aggressive demonstrations on Capitol Hill after Senator Susan Collins (R-Mass.) pushed the Kavanaugh confirmation over the top Friday.

Several instances of the aggressive tactics by angry and frustrated protesters were caught on video and shared on social media.

Protesters drowned out Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.V.) while he was trying to speak to reporters with chants of “shame on you! Shame on you! Shame on you!” Manchin was the only Democrat to indicate that he would vote positively to confirm Kavanaugh.

Reporters also seemed annoyed by the intrusive demonstrators.

Republican Senator John Kennedy of Louisiana posted video of protesters harassing him as he went to the Kavanaugh vote. One woman can be seen being dragged away by a policeman, and another shouts at him while holding a baby.

“This is what the U.S. Capitol was like today as I walked to the Senate floor for the vote on Judge Kavanaugh,” Kennedy tweeted.

Many demonstrators were targeting Senator Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.), who had asked for the Kavanaugh vote to be postponed in order to allow for an FBI investigation.

There was also a human wall against misogyny composed of statements by President Donald Trump.

Protesters were also assembled and arrested from in front of the Supreme Court:

Capitol Police reported that 302 people were arrested for “unlawfully demonstrating” in Senate offices Thursday. On Friday they said that they arrested 101 people.

The confirmation vote for Kavanaugh is scheduled for Saturday.