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Ahead Of Senate Vote, Pittsburgh Protesters Rally Against Brett Kavanaugh

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Lucy Perkins
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The outrage over Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court returned to Pittsburgh on Thursday evening. Dozens of protesters gathered in Oakland to demand that Kavanaugh’s nomination be rescinded.

 

“We’re here also to say no to any appointee who poses a threat to Roe v. Wade,” said Alicia Salvadeo, a member of Socialist Alternative Pittsburgh, one of the groups that organized the event. “We believe and stand with Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, Deborah Ramirez, Julie Swetnick and Anita Hill.”

 

Ramirez alleged that Kavanaugh drunkenly exposed himnself to her while they were both at Yale, and Swetnick says she was raped at a party that Kavanaugh attended.

 

The rally came a week after Christine Blasey Ford testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee. Ford says Kavanaugh assaulted her when they were in high school.

Kavanaugh has strongly denied that sexually assaulting anyone.

 

Other speakers at the rally spoke about their own experiences with sexual assault and harassment.

 

A vote on Kavanaugh could come as soon as Friday.

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