Protesters are targeting Republican Senate leaders over the possibility of President Trump filling a Supreme Court vacancy after the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
Early Monday morning, protesters were boisterous outside of South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham’s home in Washington, D.C.
Fox News reports:
Banging drums, shouting slogans and flashing lights, dozens of protesters amassed outside Graham’s home in Washington in the early morning hours Monday as Capitol Police tried to keep them off the lawmaker’s property.
— Lindsey Graham (@LindseyGrahamSC) September 21, 2020
HAPPENING NOW. Outside Sen Lindsay Graham’s house in DC. Call to “wake him up.” pic.twitter.com/PqQJoxsBMK
— Christina Bobb (@christina_bobb) September 21, 2020
DC police cleared the area around SC @LindseyGrahamSC house in DC around 7 am following a sunrise protest.
A large group showed up before the sun came up to demand that Graham, chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, not confirm another Trump appointee.
No arrests were made. pic.twitter.com/xTMt3rqNYV
— Kellie Meyer (@KellieMeyerNews) September 21, 2020
Protesters also gathered outside of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s home in Kentucky over the weekend.
The New York Post reports:
About 100 protesters gathered outside McConnell’s Louisville home on Saturday after he said he would push for a Senate vote on filling the seat with the presidential election is less than seven weeks away, the Louisville Courier-Journal reported.
Democrats are using intimidation tactics to pressure Senate Republicans from doing their job.
Protesting at the Senate or a public space is one thing but targeting homes is a different level of activism that is more personal and disruptive to an entire neighborhood.
No matter the reaction by protesters, President Trump is expected to name a Supreme Court nominee later this week.