By Katie Brace

BOSTON (CBS) – The final Senate vote on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh will take place Saturday and Republicans have the votes they need for confirmation.

The key vote came from Maine Republican Senator Susan Collins. Her decision and Kavanaugh’s likely confirmation sparked protests across the country.

“Kavanaugh you are not above the law,” chanted demonstrators, their voices echoed through the streets of Boston. “Hey, hey, ho, ho, Kavanaugh has got to go.”

Demonstrators against Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court appointment marched from City Hall to the Boston municipal courthouse.

“We have a sickening culture of protecting rich boys and men at all costs,” one woman with a megaphone said.

Demonstrators march against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh (WBZ-TV)

Many of the signs were in support of Kavanaugh’s accuser Dr. Christine Blasey Ford or referenced the #metoo movement.

Jamie Grassman’s poster read, ‘He is unfit’ – taking issue with Kavanugh’s actions during the congressional hearing.

“He was partisan, reactive in a horrifying manner, had an agenda of his own,” Grassman said. “That person should not hold a position of that power over other people.”

Organizers supplied anti-Trump buttons. Many in the crowd echoed that sentiment.

“So, he gets to put people on the Supreme Court and that’s ridiculous. He didn’t win the popular vote,” said demonstrator Dan Goguen.

“Brett Kavanaugh is a young man and could be affecting our civil rights for decades so we just have to show up when we can,” said another demonstrator.

Sexual assault survivor Cynthia LaPan said she has three reasons to raise her voice; believing Ford, taking issue with Kavanugh’s temperament and justice.

“If an individual wishing to be a Supreme Court justice perjures himself then none of us can expect justice in our future,” said LaPan.

The anti-Trump group the Socialist Alternative organized the rally. They were handing out voter registration forms at the end of it.

Katie Brace

Comments (2)
  1. Butch Goodwin says:

    I have watched this process closely. I took the time to sit through the hearings. I listened to every word Dr Kristine Blasey Ford said. I listened to Judge Kavanaugh. I read through a ton of tabloid journalism. I listened to Senator Feinstein. I do not have the CV to match these learned people.. i was currently a Democrat. I am going as soon as possible to switch back to independent. Ms. Feinstein is what is wrong with the democratic party. Ms. Feinstein, it is you and your sycophants that discourage quality candidates to run for office.

    I have a few questions for you Ms. Feinstien. I know you are not a lawyer. I believe you have one or 2 that work for you. Did they see that letter that was “confidential”? Did those lawyers advise you that if they saw the letter they were ethically bound to reveal the crime? Ms. Feinstein, it is not Judge Kavanaugh that should be scrutinized. Ms. Feinstein, I think you should hold yourself to the same standard. I think you should welcome the same zeal of investigation. To be honest I admired you once. When you served with George Moscone and Harvey Milk. I have nothing but pity for you, Ms. Feinstein.

    Ms. Feinstein, you have no idea of what you have done. Mr. Trump and his policies have polarized this country. You, Ms.Feinstein have added the cement to the wall. Ms Feinstein, you have men wondering if they will have to worry about a hug or a kiss tonight. In 35 years will that be hounded by accusations of sexual misconduct. Most people do not realize just how broad a term sexual misconduct is in the law. They do not realize it is a one-sided term-based on the perception of one party. It is used in regard to forced sex, Rape and hugs. It is applied to seeing a guy in his office in his underwear. It has been applied to rubbing girls back as a man is dictating a letter. It has been applied to an actor making advances in a public bar at another guy. Who happened to be 18 in a bar where the drinking age was 21. Oh did I mention the relative a former, unemployed, talentless reporter?

    Ms. Feinstein. Look what you have done

  2. Brenda Mosher says:

    as far as this crowd protesting..looks to me as the same crowd that has been bullying people and whining about our President since her was elected. Now just maybe if their benefits are taken away they will have no time to protest because they will need to be at work.