At least one protester was arrested after a group of about 100 people gathered outside a Republican senator’s Kentucky home. Mitch McConnell.
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“Ruth sent us,” and “No Shame on Ethics”, read some local clues by crowd members in Louisville, local Fox Station WDRB-TV reported.
“Hey-hey, ho-ho, Mitch McConnell is going to go,” others said.
Reports of whether McConnell was in Kentucky or Washington on Saturday were unclear.
One protester was arrested on charges of disorderly conduct and improper parking, after police determined he used pharmacy parking without planning to patronize the store. The Courier Journal Louisville reports.
After facing the construction of her vehicle, the woman went inside the store and bought a six-pack of beer, but police arrested her anyway, the report said.
The arrest prompted other protesters to start chanting and a member of the crowd smashed a glass door, damaging it, the newspaper reported.
Other protesters agreed to move vehicles blocking traffic on a nearby street following a police request.
Any Supreme Court nominee chosen by Trump must receive confirmation from the GOP-led Senate before joining the court on a lifetime visit. The proceedings include a confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee.
As Senate leader, McConnell will decide when to vote on the nomination. Democrats and some Republicans have argued that any vote on the Trump court pick on Nov. 3. There should be a delay until after the presidential election.
But months after the 2016 election between Trump and Hillary Clinton, former President Barack Obama faced criticism from McConnell for his 2016 decision to reject the Senate vote on his high court selection, Merrick Garland.
In his Senate race, McConnell is seeking a seventh term. He is facing Democrat Amy McGrath, a former U.S. Marine Corps fighter pilot.
McGrath showed McGrath with a double-digit lead in the new Quinnipiac University poll announced last week, Courier Journal Report.
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