Republican Sen. Jeff Flake Confronted By Protesters Before Vote

After hearing his announcement on plans to confirm Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court, two women stopped Republican Jeff Flake as he was headed to the Senate Judiciary Committee vote this morning.

“You’re telling all women that they don’t matter," the woman shouted at him, stopping him in the elevator. "That they should just stay quiet because if they tell you what happened to them, you’re going to ignore them."

“Look at me when I’m talking to you! You’re telling me that my assault doesn’t matter, that what happened to me doesn’t matter and that you’re going to let people who do these things into power! That’s what you’re telling me when you vote for him! Don’t look away from me! Look at me and tell me that it doesn’t matter what happened to me — that you’ll let people like that go into the highest court in the land!”

Watch the confrontation below:

Sen. Ford later said during his statement, “I will vote to confirm Judge Kavanaugh.”

“What I do know is that our system of justice affords a presumption of innocence to the accused, absent corroborating evidence," Flake added. "That is what binds us to the rule of law. While some may argue that a different standard should apply regarding the Senate’s advice and consent responsibilities, I believe that the constitution’s previsions of fairness and due process apply here as well.”

Read the full story on The Washington Post.

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