CNN correspondent Joe Johns reports on protests inside (and outside) Senate office buildings on Capitol Hill over the confirmation process of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. The CNN camera is focused on the atrium of the Hart Senate Office Building.
"These are people who came over from the Supreme Court rally," Johns described the crowd. "They sat down, starting chanting, eventually the United States Capitol Police started picking them up and putting them in lines. I don't see them at this point being handcuffed as has occurred in other cases. I suppose that depends on what they do."
He explained protestors are given a citation and ticket for $50 and then are released on their own recognizance.
Johns reported many protestors were "brought" in by a "number of umbrella groups" that come "from all sorts of different progressive and liberal causes."
CNN ANCHOR: Joe, do you know who these people are? Are they part of a group? Are they individuals who have gathered? Any idea?
JOE JOHNS, CNN: They are brought here by an umbrella group or number of umbrella groups and come from all sorts of different progressive and liberal causes. I spent some time today talking with people, for example, from Green Peace. There are a number of gay/lesbian activist groups that are here, abortion groups that are here. A variety of different organizations. People coming from just about everywhere.