Photos of the Week: Kavanaugh Protests and Tension on High as Senators Cast Historic Vote

The week of Oct. 1 as captured by Roll Call’s photographers

Ben Bergquam, left, who supports Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, argues on Thursday with protesters opposed to the nomination. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Ben Bergquam, left, who supports Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, argues on Thursday with protesters opposed to the nomination. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Posted October 8, 2018 at 5:04am

All eyes were on the Senate last week. Results of the FBI investigation into sexual assault allegations made against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh were considered late Wednesday and Thursday by senators. And by Friday, a majority of them were ready to vote

Protests against the nominee erupted across the Capitol throughout the week as activists made their opinions known, both for and against.

Here’s the entire week in photos:

UNITED STATES - SEPTEMBER 29: Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate from Texas Rep. Beto O'Rourke joins Willie Nelson on stage during his Turn out For Texas Rally, featuring a concert by Wille Nelson, in Austin, Texas on Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
Texas Democrat Beto O’Rourke joins Willie Nelson onstage in Austin on Sept. 29 during his “Turn Out for Texas” rally. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate from Texas Rep. Beto O'Rourke arrives backstage for his campaign rally at the Gaslight Baker Theatre in Lockhart, TX on Monday, Oct. 1, 2018. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
O’Rourke arrives backstage for his campaign rally at the Gaslight Baker Theatre in Lockhart, Texas, on Oct. 1. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - OCTOBER 3: Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., speaks to reporters as he arrives in the Capitol for a vote on Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., speaks to reporters as he arrives in the Capitol for a vote Wednesday. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - OCTOBER 3: A worker uses a pressure washer on near the top of the U.S. Capitol dome on Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
A worker uses a pressure washer near the top of the Capitol dome on Wednesday. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - OCTOBER 3: Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., and Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., talk in the Senate carriage entrance after a vote in the Capitol on October 3, 2018. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer, D-N.Y., and Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., talk in the Senate carriage entrance after a vote in the Capitol on Wednesday. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - OCTOBER 4: Actress Amy Schumer, left, is detained after participating in a protest in Hart Building to oppose Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh on October 4, 2018. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Actresses Amy Schumer, left, and Emily Ratajkowski are detained Thursday after participating in a protest in the Hart Building to oppose Kavanaugh. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Sen. Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill., and her daughter Maile move through the Senate subway on Thursday morning, Oct. 4, 2018. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
Sen. Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill., and her daughter Maile move through the Senate subway on Thursday. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
 Republican members of the Senate Judiciary Committee from left, Sens. John Cornyn, R-Texas, Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, Chairman Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, and Mike Lee, R-Utah, conduct news conference in the Capitol on the findings of the FBI's background check of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh on October 4, 2018. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Republican members of the Senate Judiciary Committee — from left, John Cornyn, R-Texas, Orrin G. Hatch, R-Utah, Chairman Charles E. Grassley, R-Iowa, and Mike Lee, R-Utah, — conduct a news conference Thursday in the Capitol. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Protesters opposed to Supreme Court Justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh take over the atrium of the Hart Senatre Office Building on Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018. Capitol Police were on the scene arresting protesters. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
Protesters opposed to Kavanaugh’s nomination take over the atrium of the Hart Building on Thursday. Capitol Police were on the scene arresting protesters. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - OCTOBER 5: Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, talks with the media in the Capitol after voting
Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, talks to reporters in the Capitol on Friday after voting “no” on a procedural vote on Kavanaugh’s nomination. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

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