On May 4th, around a dozen protestors had gathered around Justice Brett Kavanaugh, while two deputy U.S. marshals stood on Watch close to the Justice’s driveway. The protestors that evening were singing a song as they walked past Kavanaugh’s house which stated that they had gone to “the rich man’s house” and had taken back everything that he had stolen.
One of the signs that the protestors were carrying read: “For sale: one corrupt SCOTUS.” SCOTUS is a frequently used acronym for the Supreme Court of the United States. Other protestors were calling for the court to be expanded. For the most part, the protestors, who were made up of predominantly women, laughed as they walked across the affluent community of Chevy Chase, Md.
The deputy U.S. marshals did not appear to take any action to attempt to stop the group as they passed. The protestors kept to the sidewalk during their march and they did not at any point stop while they were walking down the street. They eventually circled around and again passed outside Kavanaugh’s house before eventually landing close to Chief Justice John Roberts.
For the most part, the protest was completely peaceful and orderly, and there was no police presence. This was vastly different from the picture Republicans and conservative activists were trying to paint about the protesters. In fact, the Republicans and conservatives have previously called for all the protestors who demonstrated outside the homes of Supreme Court justices following the draft opinion link about the overturning of Roe v. Wade to be prosecuted under federal law.