Group Plays Trump’s ‘Access Hollywood’ Tape Outside Capitol to Protest Kavanaugh
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While senators are reading the results of the FBI’s investigation into Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, there’s a video playing outside the Capitol of President Donald Trump joking about sexual assault.
The infamous “Access Hollywood” footage of Trump speaking with Billy Bush about assaulting women because of his celebrity status is playing on a truck-mounted big screen for 12 hours until 9 p.m. on Thursday.
The women’s advocacy organization, UltraViolet Action, is responsible for the display, which is parked on Madison Drive and 3rd Street NW.
An hour into the screening, only organizers were near the big screen. The area on the National Mall usually has heavy foot traffic from tourists during the day.
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The group hopes that playing the video will remind senators that Trump “is a self-professed serial sexual abuser attempting to elevate another sexual abuser — Brett Kavanaugh — into high office.”
— Alex Gangitano (@AlexGangitano) October 4, 2018
It’s been roughly two years since the footage became public. UltraViolet had the same display outside the White House last year.
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