Amy Schumer has not been shy when it comes to expressing her political beliefs, and the acclaimed 37-year-old comedian was among the thousands of women to let their voices be heard by protesting Republican plans to confirm Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court despite the ever-growing mountain of evidence that the White House stifled the FBI investigation into multiple allegations of sexual assault that have been levelled at the controversial judge.
Video is emerging on social media of Schumer attending Thursday’s protest in Washington, DC, and the “I Feel Pretty” star appears to be one of the many women detained by police while protesting on Capitol Hill.
In one video, a uniformed police officer is attempting to herd protesters in a particular direction and asks Schumer — carrying a sign reading “I Believe Anita Hill” — if she wants to be arrested. “Yes,” she tells him.
In a subsequent video, Schumer is one of numerous protesters being escorted out of the Hart Senate Building by officers, while MSNBC shared more video and a screenshot.
Proving there’s no moment too serious for an injection of levity, Schumer was also captured on video leaving a funny message for the daughter of a fellow protester, sending her greetings from the protest.
“Hi Zola, I’m here with your mom, she loves you very much,” she jokes. “I think we’re gonna get arrested, and we’re so proud of you.”
“Fahrenheit 11/9” director Michael Moore later tweeted a picture of himself with Schumer and said he was “so proud” of her joining the protest and “being detained by the Capitol Police.”
Also attending the unprecedented protests was actress/model Emily Ratajkowski, who tweeted that she had been arrested, writing of Kavanaugh: “Men who hurt women can no longer be placed in positions of power.”
Schumer was joined by Ratajkowski when she spoke to protesters, declaring that “a vote for Kavanaugh is a vote saying women’s don’t matter.”
Schumer, whose cousin is Democrat Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, has been vocal on social media about her opposition to appointing Kavanaugh on the Supreme Court, and issued this tweet last week: