Hudson Valley Woman Helps Delay Vote on Brett Kavanaugh
A Hudson Valley woman likely helped delay a vote on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh after she confronted a Senator in an elevator.
On Friday, Maria Gallagher from Ardsley and Ana Maria Archila from New York City confronted Arizona Senator Jeff Flake in an elevator, as he headed to vote on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation.
According to CNN, shortly before the elevator confrontation, the organization learned Flake was going to support Kavanaugh. That's when the women, followed by news cameras, spotted Flake.
Gallagher is seen on the video telling Flake her own sexual assault story.
"I was sexually assaulted and nobody believed me. I didn't tell anyone, and you're telling all women that they don't matter, that they should just stay quiet because if they tell you what happened to them you are going to ignore them,'" Gallagher shouted. "That's what happened to me, and that's what you are telling all women in America, that they don't matter."
Flake was trapped as the two went back and forth in a bid to convince the Republican to change his mind about Kavanaugh.
"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," Gallagher said.
It was the first time Gallagher spoke publicly about her sexual assault, she later told CNN. Not even her mother knew, who called after the elevator confrontation.
Flake was apparently moved by the women. Shortly after, he suggested an FBI investigation take place before a full Senate vote on Kavanaugh.
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