'Don't fall for it!' Anti-Kavanaugh protesters are paid professionals backed by Soros, Trump says The "rude elevator screamers" protesting Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court are "paid professionals" who are backed by George Soros, US President Donald Trump has tweeted.
U.S. President Donald Trump took to Twitter Friday to bash the two women who confronted Republican Sen. "Also, look at all of the professionally made identical signs".
But anyone hoping that they'll all vote no shouldn't hold their breath: These senators have a long track record of voting along with the interests of President Trump.
Michael Vachon, a spokesman for the Hungarian-born billionaire, didn't respond to a message seeking comment.
Protesters returned outside the Capitol Friday morning, a day after 302 were arrested and charged with unlawfully demonstrating inside the Senate complex. Actresses Amy Schumer and Emily Ratajkowski were reportedly among those detained. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) on an elevator in the Capitol Building after he announced he would vote to confirm controversial Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. The incident was partially credited for Flake's decision to request an additional FBI investigation into the accusations against the nominee, delaying the final confirmation vote.
Kavanaugh was nominated in July and, despite opposition from Democrats, appeared to be smoothly moving toward confirmation after a routine round of hearings in early September. Fellow Judiciary Committee member Senator Orrin Hatch of Utah waved off female demonstrators Thursday and told them to "grow up". Trump wrote in a tweet.
"No one can pay for someone's lived experiences". Naturally, people are having strong reactions to Trump's characterisations.
"Now they're thinking about impeaching a brilliant jurist, a man that did nothing wrong", Trump said. "That's what you're telling all of these women in America, that they don't matter", one of the women said through tears.
The president also referred to the protesters as "elevator screamers". Chuck Grassley said the protests were "a reflection of the incivility of American society generally".
Meanwhile, in yet another anti-Kavanaugh action, a small number of protesters gathered outside McConnell's house on Friday holding cans of beer and signing "What do you do with a drunken justice?"