Rep. Joyce Beatty was detained by Capitol Police while protesting in the Hart Senate Office Building for the passage of the Democrats’ For The People Act and the John Lewis Voting Rights Act.
Beatty (D-Ohio), the chair of the Congressional Black Caucus, was among nine protesters arrested during the demonstration, having escorted the group into the atrium of the building, where they chanted “end the filibuster.”
The Ohio Democrat was seen shortly after being taken out of the building in zip ties.
“We will not be turned around. We will keep walking. We will fight for freedom. We will fight for our right to vote!” she tweeted along with a photo of her linking arms with fellow protesters.
Let the people vote. Fight for justice,” she said in a subsequent tweet alongside pictures of her being detained.
Beatty’s arrest comes as Texas House Democrats looked to meet with a number of Democratic lawmakers, traveling to Washington in chartered