A Group Of Handmaids Descended On The US Senate For Brett Kavanaugh’s Confirmation Hearings

Confirmation hearings began yesterday for President Trump’s Supreme Court pick, Brett Kavanaugh. The proceedings quickly heated up, covering gun control and whether or not Kavanaugh would be sympathetic to Trump should the Mueller investigation indict the sitting president.

But perhaps the biggest issue is whether or not Kavanaugh would try to overturn Roe v. Wade.

Judiciary Committee Chairman Sen. Charles E. Grassley (R-IA) told Kavanaugh he could refuse to answer questions about a specific case, calling it “unfair and unethical.”

Grassley said:

It’s my advice to him to follow the example set by Judge Ginsburg… a nominee should offer no hints, no forecasts, no views.

Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) cited a dissent in which Kavanaugh openly expressed his views against abortion. The abortion debate has sparked particular outrage among those who oppose Kavanaugh, and protesters showed up to the Senate yesterday to make their opinions known. But they didn’t have to say anything to make their point. 

Check them out. 

Yes, the women marched into the Senate wearing Handmaid’s Tale costumes to make it clear the government has no right to govern women’s bodies and, more specifically, their right to choose.

Though words were not necessary, they did carry a flyer that spelled out their message. 

The flyer listed multiple points regarding what they believe Kavanaugh will do as a Supreme Court Justice. 

They concluded their message with:

We believe in a world where women control their futures and all women can choose whether, when and how to raise thriving families. That is  why we are protesting today.

People on social media also share their fears.

Others commended the women for their witty and highly visual means of protesting.

Call your senators at 1-844-778-3056 so they know you want to #StopKavanaugh.

H/T: Deadline, New York Times