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Sen. Jeff Flake was confronted by two women on Friday morning who said they are sexual assault victims and demanded to know how the Arizona Republican could vote for Brett Kavanaugh to sit on the Supreme Court.
The women were captured on CNN holding an elevator as Flake tried to leave and demanding answers, since Kavanaugh has been accused by multiple women of sexual assault.
“You’re telling all women that they don’t matter, that they should just stay quiet, because if they tell you what happened to them you are going to ignore them,” one woman says.
The senator does not give much of a response, and, as one of the women cries, cannot look her in the eye.
“Look at me!” one demands while she asks for answers.
On Thursday, the Senate Judiciary Committee heard emotional testimony from California professor Christine Blasey Ford, who accused Kavanaugh of sexual assault. He has been accused by other women, too.
Kavanaugh then had his chance to speak before the committee. He denied all allegations.
The hearing was contentious and volatile, with more than one person raising their voice, or, in the case of Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), outright screaming.
As of Friday morning, it appeared the committee had the votes to move Kavanaugh’s nomination to the full Senate floor, according to multiple reports.
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