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House Democratic Women Join Kavanaugh Protest at Senate Offices

Members went to shore up Senate colleagues on day of panel confirmation vote

Members of the House of Representatives, who oppose the nomination of the Supreme Court associate justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh, wait to enter the Senate Judiciary Committee vote in Dirksen Senate Office Building on his nomination on September 28, 2018. From left are, Reps. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., Carolyn Maloney, D-N.Y., Debbie Dingell, D-Mich., Suzanne Bonamici, D-Ore., Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas, Joyce Beatty, D-Ohio, Brenda Lawrence, D-Mich., and Julia Brownley, D-Calif. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

House Democratic women marched over to the other side of the Capitol on Friday to join their Senate colleagues in registering their opposition to the Supreme Court nomination of Brett Kavanaugh.

As Democratic senators left the Judiciary Committee hearing room in the Dirksen Senate Office Building, their House colleagues assembled in a show of support. 

“Our call today is for mercy,” Texas Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee said, calling on Republican senators to vote no on Kavanaugh. 

The committee vote on Kavanaugh was set for 1:30 p.m. on Friday, a day after senators heard testimony from Christine Blasey Ford, who accused the nominee of sexual assault in 1982. Kavanaugh also gave testimony.

Watch: Senators Walk Out of Kavanaugh Hearing After Vote Set, Talk to Media Outside Chamber

Some House members who oppose the nomination of the Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, make their way Friday to Senate Judiciary Committee room. From left, Reps. Barbara Lee, D-Texas, Lois Frankel, D-Fla., Carolyn Maloney, D-N.Y., Lisa Blunt Rochester, D-Del., Grace Meng, D-N.Y. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Some House members who oppose the nomination of the Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, make their way Friday to Senate Judiciary Committee room. From left, Reps. Barbara Lee, D-Texas, Lois Frankel, D-Fla., Carolyn Maloney, D-N.Y., Lisa Blunt Rochester, D-Del., Grace Meng, D-N.Y. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, R-Texas, and others make their way into the Dirksen Senate Office Building on Friday. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, R-Texas, and others make their way into the Dirksen Senate Office Building on Friday. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

Watch: Christine Blasey Ford's Full Opening Statement to the Senate Judiciary Committee

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