#MeToo Founder Tarana Burke on sexual assault allegations against Kavanaugh: “We believe survivors”

Two women have now publicly accused President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault, and at least 128 people were arrested on Capitol Hill Monday protesting his confirmation. “This is a time for us to not just show up via a viral hashtag, but in person with our feet to the street to say that we won’t be treated this way and we won’t stand for another survivor to be treated this way,” says Tarana Burke, founder of the “Me Too” movement, who called for the national walkout Monday in solidarity with survivors of sexual violence. Democracy Now! also speaks with Marcy Wheeler, an independent journalist who covers national security and civil liberties.

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