Female members of House of Representatives silently protest Brett Kavanaugh

Female members of the House of Representatives stood in silent protest Friday during the Senate Judiciary Committee’s meeting to vote on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

According to The Hill, the women stood up while Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) was making his opening statement, “looking at him solemnly from the back of the room.”

The women silently left the room when approached by Capitol Police, according to The Hill.

Protesters included Reps. Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.), Judy Chu (D-Calif.), Val Demings (D-Fla.), Grace Napolitano (D-Calif.), Nydia Velazquez (D-N.Y.), Grace Meng (D-N.Y), Jan Schakowsky (D-Fla.), Barbara Lee (D-Calif.) and others.

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UNITED STATES - SEPTEMBER 28: Members of the House of Representatives, who oppose the nomination of the Supreme Court associate justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh, wait to enter the Senate Judiciary Committee vote in Dirksen Building on his nomination on September 28, 2018. From left are, Reps. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., Carolyn Maloney, D-N.Y., Debbie Dingell, D-Mich., Suzanne Bonamici, D-Ore., Sheila Jackson Lee, R-Texas, Joyce Beatty, D-Ohio, Brenda Lawrence, D-Mich., and Julia Brownley, D-Calif. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - SEPTEMBER 28: Members of the House of Representatives, who oppose the nomination of the Supreme Court associate justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh, make their way to Senate Judiciary Committee vote in Dirksen Building on his nomination on September 28, 2018. From left are, Reps. Barbara Lee, D-Texas, Lois Frankel, D-Fla., Carolyn Maloney, D-N.Y., Lisa Blunt Rochester, D-Del., Grace Meng, D-N.Y. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 28: Female members of the House of Representatives stand up to protest during a Senate Judiciary Committee meeting September 28, 2018 in Washington, DC. The committee met to discuss and later vote on the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court prior to the nomination proceeding to a vote in the full U.S. Senate. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - SEPTEMBER 28: Members of the House of Representatives including Sheila Jackson Lee, R-Texas, who oppose the nomination of the Supreme Court associate justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh, make their way into a Senate Judiciary Committee vote in Dirksen Building on his nomination on September 28, 2018. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
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Earlier in the day, the women marched together and gathered on the Capitol steps.

On Thursday, the Judiciary Committee heard from Christine Blasey Ford as she recalled a sexual assault she says she experienced at the hands of Kavanaugh when the two were in high school.

Rep. Chu wrote on Twitter that she believes Blasey’s “allegations are credible and deserve to be investigated.”

“It’s not just about who should be on the Supreme Court, it’s about who should be believed. It’s time we stop silencing victims through doubt, and give them a voice in fact finding,” she said.

  • This article originally appeared on HuffPost.
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