Sen. Jeff Flake was confronted by two female protesters in a Capitol Hill elevator on Friday after he announced that he’d support Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.
Flake (R-Ariz.) had been undecided before announcing his support for the nominee.
The two protesters, both explaining they were victims of sexual assaults, began shouting at Flake because of his expected vote for Kavanaugh.
“Look at me when I’m talking to you!” she yelled. “You’re telling me that my assault doesn’t matter, that what happened to me doesn’t matter!”
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Christine Blasey Ford and Kavanaugh testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday over Ford’s sexual assault accusations toward the nominee.
“You’re going to let people who do these things into power. That’s what you’re telling me when you vote for him,” the protester told Flake on Friday.
Flake later voted for Kavanaugh’s nomination to go to the full Senate floor later.