- Amy Schumer attended the #StopKavanaugh protest in Washington, DC, on Thursday.
- A Daily Caller journalist posted a video on Twitter, which shows Schumer being asked if she wanted to get arrested – to which the comedian responded, “Yes.”
- Other journalists have since reported that Schumer has been detained or arrested, though the accuracy of these reports is unclear.
Amy Schumer was confronted by a cop as she attended the #StopKavanaugh protest in Washington, DC, on Thursday.
Benny Johnson, who writes for the conservative website Daily Caller, posted a video on Twitter of a police officer approaching the comedian as she stood in a group of women. The cop asked if Schumer wanted to get arrested, to which she simply responded, “Yes.”
Another Twitter user posted a video of Schumer that was apparently sent by the user’s mother, who is also protesting in the Hart Senate Office Building.
“Hi Zola. I’m here with your mum, she loves you very much – I think we’re gonna get arrested,” Schumer says in the video.
MY MOM AND AMY SCHUMER ARE GETTING ARRESTED TOGETHER AND AMY SAID HI TO ME pic.twitter.com/AqZUBUxUrd
— Zola ミ☆ (@knotaunicorn) October 4, 2018
Later, Washington Post reporter Marissa Lang wrote on Twitter that Schumer was, in fact, arrested.
— Marissa J. Lang (@Marissa_Jae) October 4, 2018
Fifteen minutes later, MSNBC reported that Schumer is being “detained with other anti-Kavanaugh protesters,” though it’s unclear what that means legally.
Actress Amy Schumer is detained with other anti-Kavanaugh protesters at the Hart Senate Office Bldg. atrium on Capitol Hill. pic.twitter.com/C8N0k97ZE9
— MSNBC (@MSNBC) October 4, 2018
Earlier, Schumer – along with friend and “I Feel Pretty” co-star Emily Ratajkowski – joined Senator Kirsten Gillibrand onstage outside the Supreme Court to protest the confirmation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh.
Emily Ratajkowski & Amy Schumer joined Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) outside the Supreme Court to protest the confirmation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh.
— Graham MacGillivray (@GWMacGillivray) October 4, 2018
“Let’s keep showing up,” Schumer told the crowd.
— Caroline Tucker (@CTuckerNews) October 4, 2018
The demonstration was organised to protest President Donald Trump’s most recent Supreme Court nominee. Brett Kavanaugh was accused of sexual assault or harassment by three different women, most notably Christine Blasey Ford, who testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday.
Representatives for Schumer didn’t immediately respond to INSIDER’s request for comment.
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