Democrat Representative Hank Johnson was recently arrested at the Capitol for protesting the Senate’s “inaction” on filibuster reform.
From Fox News:
“In the spirit of my dear friend and mentor – the late Congressman John Lewis – I was getting in #goodtrouble,” Johnson said in a tweet with a video of himself in handcuffs.
.@BlackCaucus 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 pic.twitter.com/JjN51mRpaC
— Rep. Hank Johnson (@RepHankJohnson) July 22, 2021
The 66-year-old Georgia congressman was surrounded by other protestors detained by Capitol police who chanted, “Whose street? Our street. Whose house? Our house.”
Johnson gave a speech at the voting rights rally in front of the Supreme Court, where he was joined by other members of the Congressional Black Caucus including Democratic Reps. Jamaal Bowman of New York, Emanuel Cleaver of Missouri, Troy Carter of Louisiana, Jackson Lee of Texas, and Al Green of Texas.
Interestingly Rep. Johnson is not the first Democrat to be arrested this month. Earlier Rep Joyce Beatty was arrested over “illegal demonstration activity” while protesting in front of the Hart Senate building.