The actresses were among many activists detained by police at a protest against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh on Thursday.
Schumer was one of hundreds of protesters who gathered in the Hart Senate Office Building, where senators and their staff work, to voice their opposition to Kavanaugh's nomination. "Men who hurt women can no longer be placed in positions of power".
It appears what the Federal Bureau of Investigation came back with hasn't swayed the vote of key Senators - which means Kavanaugh is likely to be confirmed to the Supreme Court. "I demand a government that acknowledges, respects and supports women as much as it does men".
Women and their allies came to Washington, DC, on Thursday to protest Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the nation's highest court.
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I know, because, especially in our first two years of college, I often drank with him. Schumer told reporters, adding, "We have nothing to do with delay.
There was a video of Schumer's detainment posted onto social media as an officer asked if she wanted to be arrested as the comedienne answered with a swift 'yes'.
Amy Schumer was one of several protesters detained in Washington, DC, today. The judge has been accused of sexual assault by Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, among others.
Among the arrested: comedian and actress Amy Schumer, a distant cousin of Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer of NY, and model Emily Ratajkowski. The protesters first gathered just after noon outside the E. Barrett Prettyman Federal Courthouse, where Kavanaugh now works, before moving to the Hart Senate Office. "That's what we're gonna do, we're gonna keep showing up, and no matter how this goes, they cannot keep us down". "We will win. A vote for Kavanaugh is a vote saying women don't matter".
See more about Schumer's political activism in the video below.