A group of women opposed to Judge Brett Kavanaugh took a break from a Midtown protest Friday to watch a crucial vote.on his U.S. Supreme Court nomination.
Huddled around a bank of iPhones, the demonstrators gathered outside U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer’s Third Ave. office to watch as a judicial subcommittee greenlighted a Kavanaugh vote before the full senate.
“I don’t have a lot of hope,” said Julie DeLaurier, 61, of Brooklyn. “Our only hope is to vote them out. I’ll see what November brings.” The 11-10 vote, which was strictly along party lines, came after U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake (D – Ariz.) called for an FBI probe of sexual assault allegations against Kavanaugh before the full senate votes.
Protesters were not impressed.
“That and $2.75 will get you a subway ride,” said Laura Brahm, 53, of Brooklyn.
“What happened yesterday was so grotesque,” Brahm said of Thursday’s senate testimony from Kavanaugh and his accuser, Dr. Christine Blasey Ford .“It’s a type of misogyny that is just being laid bare — misogyny in a way we thought was over.”
The Rev. Posey Krakowsky, a priest at Manhattan’s Episcopal Church of the Ascension, and a sexual assault survivor, said her congregants, “are dismayed and unhappy with this choice.”