Anti-Kavanaugh Protestors Gather Outside Supreme Court

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The protesters include a loud contingent from Maine, and they're calling on Susan Collins, a key Republican senator, to vote against Kavanaugh.

About 3,000 demonstrators have gathered outside the Supreme Court to protest Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the nation's highest court.

The protesters include a loud contingent from Maine, and they're calling on Susan Collins, a key Republican senator, to vote against Kavanaugh.

Collins said Thursday that the FBI appears to have conducted a "very thorough investigation" of the sexual misconduct claims against Kavanaugh.

A procedural vote on Kavanaugh's nomination is set for Friday. He denies the allegations.