‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ protesters target Kavanaugh

Shaunna Thomas, 37, was arrested for disorderly conduct around 30 minutes into the hearing, she said. “Senators, on behalf of millions of women whose rights would be stripped by a Kavanaugh court, I demand you reject this nomination,” she stood up and shouted over the committee chairman, Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa.

Thomas is the co-founder and executive director of UltraViolet, a left-leaning organization that works to fight sexism. Her main concern, she said, is that Roe vs. Wade is at stake. She missed her three-year-old daughter’s first day of school to be in the hearing.