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Protesters confront Sen. Jeff Flake in an elevator after he reveals he’ll vote for Kavanaugh

This is the dramatic moment that two female protesters, and alleged rape victims, trapped Sen. Jeff Flake in an elevator and berated him after he announced he was voting to confirm Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanugh.

Flake gave Kavanaugh’s nomination a major boost from the Judiciary Committee after the holdout Republican senator announced his support Friday morning following a day of harrowing testimony from Christine Blasey Ford who claims he sexually assaulted her.

‘I will vote to confirm Judge Kavanaugh,’ Flake said in a brief statement.

This is the dramatic moment that two female protesters, and alleged rape victims, trapped Sen. Jeff Flake in an elevator

Flake was stuck in the elevator for around five minutes after the protesters blocked the elevator doors 

Flake was stuck in the elevator for around five minutes after the protesters blocked the elevator doors 

Shortly after the announcement, Flake was walking into an elevator when two women ran up to him and stood blocking the doors.

Telling him they were rape victims themselves, one of the women shouted, through tears: ‘Don’t look away from me! Look at me and tell me that it doesn’t matter what happens to me.’

‘I need to go to the hearing,’ he responded.

When asked by the press who had caught up with the confrontation if Flake had anything to say, he simply said: ‘There have been a lot of questions here.’

Flake was walking into an elevator when two women ran up to him and stood blocking the doors

Flake was walking into an elevator when two women ran up to him and stood blocking the doors

Telling him they were rape victims themselves, one of the women shouted, through tears: 'Don't look away from me! Look at me and tell me that it doesn't matter what happens to me' 

Telling him they were rape victims themselves, one of the women shouted, through tears: ‘Don’t look away from me! Look at me and tell me that it doesn’t matter what happens to me’ 

'I need to go to the hearing,' he responded. The confrontation went on for five minutes before Flake was finally able to close the elevator doors and escape

‘I need to go to the hearing,’ he responded. The confrontation went on for five minutes before Flake was finally able to close the elevator doors and escape

The confrontation went on for five minutes before Flake was finally able to close the elevator doors and escape.

The development came hours after Kavanaugh testified during an emotional Judiciary panel hearing, after accuser Christine Blasey Ford delivered emotional testimony accusing him of a decades-old sexual assault. 

Kavanaugh issued his own tearful and emotional denial, then attacked panel Democrats of being part of a conspiracy to bring his nomination down.

Republican senators say the Judiciary Committee plans to vote Friday morning on Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court

Republican senators say the Judiciary Committee plans to vote Friday morning on Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court

Within minutes of the conclusion of the riveting Senate hearing, Republicans announced that the Judiciary Committee would meet Friday morning for a vote on Kavanaugh’s confirmation.

Kavanaugh is expected to clear a committee roll call. But even if he doesn’t, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell will start turning the Senate’s wheels with a procedural floor vote as early as Saturday.

Key holdouts huddled in the Capitol on Thursday evening, including SusanCollins of Maine, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska and Jeff Flake of Arizona.

 

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