Comedian Amy Schumer was protesting the Supreme Court nomination of former White House staff secretary Brett Kavanaugh Thursday in Washington when she had a run-in with police, according to several reports, and it seems like the Towson alumna saw it coming.
Daily Caller journalist Benny Johnson tweeted a video of Schumer with a group of women, in which a U.S. Capitol Police officer asks Schumer whether she wants to be arrested. Schumer, holding a “We Believe Anita Hill” sign, responds simply: “Yes.”
Here is @amyschumer telling cops she *wants* to be arrested.
Capitol Police said in an email to the Baltimore Sun that 293 individuals were arrested at around 3:30 p.m. Thursday for “unlawfully demonstrating in the atrium of the Hart Senate Office Building.” All were charged with “crowding, obstructing or incommoding,” and another nine were arrested and charged at around 5:30 p.m.
Police said they were unable to confirm the names of those arrested due to the large number of people being processed and released.
Schumer, who identifies as a sexual assault survivor, has been vocal on social media about her opposition to Kavanaugh in recent weeks after three women have accused him of sexual misconduct in separate incidents in the 1980s.
Today I was arrested protesting the Supreme Court nomination of Brett Kavanaugh, a man who has been accused by multiple women of sexual assault. Men who hurt women can no longer be placed in positions of power. pic.twitter.com/nnwq1O4qk3