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‘Resist Trump Tuesday’ takes aim at Supreme Court nominee


Protesters gather outside of the Simms Building on Tuesday afternoon. (Jim Thompson/Albuquerque Journal)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A group of anti-Donald Trump activists gather each Tuesday lunch hour Downtown to communicate their dislike of the president and his policies. On Tuesday, they targeted Trump’s nominee for the Supreme Court: Brett Kavanaugh.

“We don’t want Russia selecting our Supreme Court,” said Karen Bentrup, a member of the Resist Trump Tuesday group.

The group, along with members of a handful more and other activist residents, gather near the Simms Building each week carrying signs for the passing traffic and reaching out to congressional staffers who work in the building.

This Tuesday, about 20 activists focused their upset at Trump’s announcement of his nomination of Kavanaugh for the Supreme Court.

“He (Trump) is a crook, so he doesn’t deserve to have anyone at the Supreme Court,” said Lisa Christopherson, a community organizer with the Resist Trump Tuesdays group.

She passed out phone number list sheets to those present, who after a short rally of chanting and sign-waving called Washington politicians expressing their wish that Kavanaugh’s nomination not be supported.

“He’s big biz, big money, and he’ll take away rights from millions of people,” said Charna Lefton, an organizer with the Albuquerque Indivisible group.