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Tucson protesters react to Kavanaugh's confirmation

Posted at 4:39 PM, Oct 06, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-06 19:46:27-04

The vote, 50-48, was almost entirely along party lines. Brett Kavanaugh was confirmed by the most narrow and polarizing vote in well over one hundred years. 

 "His demeanor is not fit to be on the supreme court," said Joshua Ashton a Tucson protestor.

About two dozen rallied near University of Arizona. Shouting chants, receiving supportive honks from both sides of the aisle - all while waiting for the senate's deciding vote.

"We'll I'm incredibly shocked. The American Bar Association no longer endorses Judge Kavanaugh for this seat. I'm incredibly concerned because until they reinstate that endorsement, it appears that that sitting judge should not be put into the highest court of the United States," said Brenda Frie, protesting with her daughters.

They're reactions were sad, angry, but not defeated.

"We women and men, whoa re supporting women, will not stop. We will not stop. We will fill the halls of the Heart Center, we fill the halls in the streets. No. We will not accept this. Not my Supreme Court Justice. No," said protestor Linda Laraia.

Though the vote didn't go the way she wanted, Frie says she's going to continue to spread some positivity through the message - "girls are brilliant."

"I heard the very powerful and brave testimony of Dr. Blasey-Ford last week and in hearing that I decided that it was time for me to no longer be so cynical. That I actually had to stand forward and start trying to pass how we can have more positive impact looking toward the future," said Frie.