U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake was confronted inside an elevator on Capitol Hill on Friday as women condemned his decision to support Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court.


His eyes were cast toward the floor as she spoke.

“Look at me when I’m talking to you,” she said. “You’re telling me that my assault doesn’t matter. That what happened to me doesn’t matter.”

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  1. Those are the people I feel the most for, Robert. Those who have been assaulted and are now reading/listening to all the dismissals of their experiences. On another blog, here’s the ‘verdict’ –
    “I believe that Dr. Ford is mistaken. Not lying, but mistaken” A woman comes on to agree with the blog host, and has rendered the same ‘verdict’.
    Imagine reading that as a victim. All you would ‘hear’ is this: Kavanaugh came off as the more credible person and your experiences would be completely invalidated.
    Just. Like. That.

    Just imagine. 😦

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    • I can’t imagine and I won’t insult anyone who has been a victim of sexual assault by claiming that I do understand. I do believe that the callous stance taken by the GOP on this Kavanagh confirmation will explode in their faces in November. Can’t wait!

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    • Absolutely, Carmen. For me, though, there’s an even bigger issue here. With Kavanaugh on the Supreme Court, it just won’t be women who’ll suffer. Many things which we hold near and dear to our hearts, and things which most people take for granted, will be put to risk.

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  2. I saw that elevator confrontation play out on CNN this morning and I felt sorry for Senator Flake because he sold his soul, and sold out victims of sexual assault.

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      • Well he indicated that unless there is a one week investigation by the fbi, he will vote no next week. The vote for Kavanaugh being confirmed to go to the next full vote occurred and he got that
        Trump said fbi investigation was up to the committee. Graham was all sweet and nice today…must be on drugs.
        So bottom line a week for FBI to investigate and interview. Doesn’t mean anything in the long run will change..final vote a week or more now….as I understand

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    • We don’t know, and he’s not talking. Now I think I understand that secret meeting Flake had with Susan Collins, Lisa Murkowski, and Joe Manchin last night. Flake may have sacrificed himself to help them. The Democrat Manchin is under great pressure to vote for Kavanaugh because he’s running for reelection in a deeply red state. If he does vote ‘yes,” moderate Republicans Collins and Murkowski can vote ‘no’ and Kavanaugh will still be confirmed.


    • It’s par for the course as they went on break and with the midterms looming. I don’t think it could pass the Senate before November, but maybe in the lame-duck session afterwards depending on how the elections turn out.

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