Within minutes of announcing his yes vote on Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the Supreme Court, Senator Jeff Flake (R-AZ) was confronted by two women who have survived sexual assault as he attempted to use a Senate elevator.
> The Arizona Republican, a key swing vote on the Senate Judiciary Committee, was stopped in a Senate elevator on his way to the panel's vote on whether to recommend Kavanaugh and excoriated by two woman who wanted to know why he was voting yes.
> Flake was visibly uncomfortable. He quietly listened to the women and alternated between making eye contact with them and looking down at the ground.
> "Don't look away from me. 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," one of the women said.
Flake did not address the women’s questions, saying only, “thank you”.
The senator said he had issued a statement on the matter and would be making further comment as well.