Police say nine girls who refused to depart a West Virginia senator’s office in a protest over Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh were charged with trespassing.
News outlets report that the girls staged a sit-in in Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin’s effort office at Charleston and were billed early Tuesday. The protesters needed to opposing Kavanaugh confirmation to the 15, Manchin to commit.
He declined to take a position, while Manchin and all the girls consented.
“I shall continue to obey all West Virginians about the Supreme Court nomination of Brett Kavanaugh, also, exactly like all huge problems, I’ll have a look at the details and my choice will be dependent upon the truth,” Manchin said in a statement stated. “No person can understand the harm that girls encounter from a sexual attack. My heart goes out to the courageous survivors with the guts to come forward and discuss their story”
His campaign said that they could like to have discussions about the verification procedure and didn’t need anyone.
The action came after California school professor Christine Blasey (BLAH’-zee) Ford testified under oath at a Senate committee hearing Kavanaugh sexually attacked her at high school in the 1980s. The allegation is denied by kavanaugh.
Charleston Police Department Lt. Autumn Davis affirms nine individuals were billed however, declines to comment further.
Prior to being published, news outlets reported that the girls were handcuffed and obtained court summons.