NY Women Talk About Confronting Jeff Flake Before Pivotal Kavanaugh Hearing: Gothamist

Maria Gallagher and Ana Maria Archila were the two women who confronted Flake inside an elevator in the Capitol soon after he made his initial pro-Kavanaugh announcement. They refused to allow him to leave until they were done telling their stories of sexual abuse, channeling “a rising anger among many who feel that, too often, women’s voices are silenced and their pain ignored,” as the Times wrote. “On Monday, I stood in front of your office, I told the story of my sexual assault,” said Archila. “I told it because I recognized in Dr. Ford’s story that she is telling the truth. What you are doing is allowing someone who actually violated a woman to sit on the Supreme Court. This is not tolerable. You have children in your family. Think about them.” “Don’t look away from me,” added Gallagher, who is from Westchester. “Look at me and tell me that it doesn’t matter what happened to me, that you will let people like that go into the highest court of the land and tell everyone what they can do to their bodies.” You can see the whole encounter below.

Source: NY Women Talk About Confronting Jeff Flake Before Pivotal Kavanaugh Hearing: Gothamist