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The Kavanaugh Vote From the Inside

When I woke up Saturday morning, I didn’t imagine I was going to be in the Senate Chamber just as history was being made. On October 6th, 2018, the 50-48 vote to confirm Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court was made in the closest vote since 1881—the second closest Supreme Court confirmation in US history. Nationwide protests were held throughout the week leading up to the vote, but the day of the vote proved to be the most significant. I got up early in pursuit of having my voice heard along with many of my fellow classmates from American University.

I didn’t expect much of the day; I went to high school in Maryland, so I had attended many DC protests, yet this one was different. After a few hours at the protests surrounding the Capitol and the National Mall, my classmates and I were on our way back thinking there wasn’t much left to do.

However, I unexpectedly ran into one of my friends who offered us tickets to go inside the Senate Chamber and watch the vote in person. I was ecstatic—this was a landmark historical event, and I’d get to see it first-hand.

After the long process o