Hundreds of protesters gather outside Supreme Court after Kavanaugh nomination

Protesters outside the Supreme Court on Monday night.
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President Trump announced Judge Brett Kavanaugh as his pick for the Supreme Court on Monday night, and hundreds of protesters quickly mobilized.

The protesters gathered outside the Supreme Court, and began chanting "Hey hey, ho ho, Kavanaugh has got to go!" Some demonstrators said they don't want to see the court lean too much to one side, and activist Kevin Camps told USA Today he's worried that a more conservative court will undermine environmental protections. "This is a huge moment for our country," he said. "What's impossible to exaggerate is that this is the final word on most issues in this country."

Several senators spoke to the crowd, including Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.), and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.). Sanders said people need to be ready to defend Roe v. Wade, and while this is a "tough fight," it's "a fight we can win," adding, "we have the American people on our side, now we have to go state by state by state to make sure senators do what their constituents want."

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