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Anti-Kavanaugh Protesters, Including Accuser Julie Swetnick, Gather For Anniversary Of SCOTUS Confirmation

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David Krayden Ottawa Bureau Chief

Protesters gathered at the Supreme Court building Sunday to mark the one-year anniversary of Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the Supreme Court of the United States.

Kavanaugh was confirmed after a bitter Senate hearing that brought numerous accusations of sexual misconduct against the judge.

They are still not happy with the appointment, as they chanted “Impeach the motherfuc*er.” (RELATED: Nine Times The Media Pushed Misinformation About Kavanaugh)

Julie Swetnick, who accused Kavanaugh of sexual assault and was represented by lawyer Michael Avenatti, spoke to the crowd. Her words were interrupted by shouts of “We believe you!” from the crowd.

The justice was in the news again recently after another apparent accuser emerged to suggest that Kavanaugh had exposed himself to her while in university. The New York Times article attracted renewed calls for Kavanaugh’s impeachment despite the Times later noting that the accuser has no memory of the alleged instance.

U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Brett Kavanaugh attends his ceremonial swearing in in the East Room of the White House October 08, 2018 in Washington, DC.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Several candidates for the Democratic presidential nomination seized on the Times story to demand Kavanaugh’s expulsion from the Supreme Court, including California Democratic Sen. Kamala Harris and Massachusetts Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren. (RELATED: House Democrats Are Coming For Brett Kavanaugh)

“Last year the Kavanaugh nomination was rammed through the Senate without a thorough examination of the allegations against him,” Warren, also a 2020 candidate, tweeted. “Confirmation is not exoneration, and these newest revelations are disturbing. Like the man who appointed him, Kavanaugh should be impeached.”

Julie Swetnick, whose accusations were widely questioned, alleged that Kavanaugh participated in gang-rape parties.

Louisiana Republican Sen. Bill Cassidy advised that Swetnick should be referred to the FBI for making false statements. A former employer sued Swetnick over sexual harassment allegations in 2000.

Kavanaugh has always vehemently denied all allegations.