Minutes after saying he’ll vote sure at Choose Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Courtroom affirmation listening to, Republican Sen. Jeff Flake was confronted on the elevator by two ladies who mentioned they’re sexual assault survivors.
Flake was on his strategy to the listening to on Friday when he was stopped by protesters, indignant that he mentioned he would vote in favour of nominating Kavanaugh, who has been accused of sexual assault.
“You’re telling all ladies they don’t matter … that they need to simply keep quiet. That’s what you’re telling all of those ladies in America, that they don’t matter,” one of many ladies mentioned by tears.
“Take a look at me after I’m speaking to you, you’re telling me that my assault doesn’t matter and that you will let individuals who do this stuff into energy. That’s what you’re telling me whenever you vote for him.”
Flake stood quietly and nodded, saying he wanted to get to the vote.
One other protester mentioned, “You have got energy when so many ladies are powerless.”
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“You have got youngsters in your loved ones, take into consideration them. I can not think about for the following 40 years they may have somebody within the Supreme Courtroom who has been accused of violating a younger woman,” one of many ladies mentioned.
“Thanks, I must get to the listening to,” Flake responded.
“Saying thanks is just not a solution, sir. That is about the way forward for our nation, sir,” one of many ladies mentioned.
Flake was one of many senators rumoured to be on the fence about Kavanaugh’s nomination.
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However on Friday morning he launched an announcement earlier than the listening to saying he’ll “vote to affirm Choose Kavanaugh.”
“What I do know is that our system of justice affords a presumption of innocence to the accused, absent corroborating proof. That’s what binds us to the rule of regulation. Whereas some could argue totally different normal ought to apply relating to the Senate’s recommendation and consent duties, I imagine that the structure’s provisions of equity and due course of apply right here as properly,” Flake mentioned in his assertion.
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The vote comes a day after an emotionally charged testimony from Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford who accused him of sexually assaulting her once they had been youngsters.
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