Rep. Hank Johnson (D-GA) was one of 10 people arrested for protesting for filibuster reform and against Senate inaction on the Voting Rights Act on Thursday outside the Senate Hart Office Building.
Johnson and the others were blocking the door to the building, and they did not have a permit for their protest, Breitbart reported.
Before his arrest, Johnson gave a speech outside the Supreme Court building, where he was joined by Black Caucus Reps. Jamaal Bowman (D-NY), Emanuel Cleaver (D-MO), Troy Carter (D-LA), Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX), and Al Green (D-TX).
“I was arrested today protesting against Senate inaction on voting rights legislation & filibuster reform. In the spirit of my dear friend and mentor – the late Congressman John Lewis – I was getting in #goodtrouble,” Johnson wrote in a tweet.
Republicans oppose the Voting Rights Act because it would nationalize elections and set up voting rules so that Democrats would barely ever lose elections.
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