The comedian joined hundreds of protesters at the Hart Senate Office Building in Washington DC in a demonstration against President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court choice.
Schumer told The Hill that she was being arrested.
She also filmed a video, posted by @Theboldtype_z on Twitter, while at the Senate building in which she says: “I think we’re going to get arrested.”
In another clip from the protest (see below), a law enforcement official asks Schumer and other protesters if they want to be arrested. Schumer nods and says “yes”.
Breaking: Comedian Amy Schumer has been detained while participating in a protest against Brett Kavanaugh. pic.twitter.com/uAbY5q16aZ
— PM Breaking News (@PMBreakingNews) October 4, 2018
As The Hill reports further, the protesters were given different colored bracelets by police instead of handcuffs. When one of the publication’s reporters asked Schumer what her pink bracelets were for, she replied: “for drinking.”
Last week, Schumer tweeted that she refuses to accept Kavanaugh as the next Supreme Court Judge:
We #BelieveSurvivors and refuse to accept Brett Kavanaugh as our next Supreme Court Justice. Join us in making our voices heard Friday at noon local time. Find or host an event near you: https://t.co/Lwsor1X4yW
— Amy Schumer (@amyschumer) September 28, 2018
The claimant in the case, Christine Blasey Ford, testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee last Thursday (September 27). She accuses Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her at a high school party back in 1982.
Kavanaugh denies the accusation.