Remember, you have a strong voice, all of you have a strong voice, but only if you use it."
What: A speech delivered by
Sen. Tina Smith, a Democrat from Minnesota, was drowned out by liberal protesters at Monday's protests of President Donald Trump's SCOTUS nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, outside the Supreme Court, shows a video shared to YouTube by The Washington Free Beacon.
The protesters overwhelmed the sound of Smith's voice criticizing Kavanaugh and Trump.
Why: Liberals descended on the Supreme Court Monday night to protest, outraged
over by the nomination of Kavanaugh.
Protesters carried anti-Kavanaugh signs and chanted pro-choice and progressive slogans.
Smith, disgraced former Sen. Al Franken's successor, did not have such luck.
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Smith tried to impress the momentousness of Kavanaugh's nomination on her audience: "This is a pivotal moment in our country. The person who fills this seat long held by Justice Kennedy will shape the course of American democracy for decades," she said. "I hoped the president would appoint a justice consensus choice, but clearly, that did not happen today."
It's unlikely anyone was able to hear the senator as she touted her work for Planned Parenthood: I stand before you as the only senator who has ever worked at Planned Parenthood and I know when women have the freedom to make their own choices about their reproductive health care, we are all better."
Smith was impressed by the strength of the crowd's voices. And she let them know it: "Remember, you have a strong voice. All of you have a strong voice, but only if you use it. Be strong."