U.S Senator Jeff Flake, Republican from Arizona, was confronted by two women protesting his impending vote to support the confirmation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. Minutes earlier he had announced he will vote for the embattled judge, accused by at least three women of sexual misconduct, to be elevated to the nation’s top court.
Senator Flake refused to answer the women, and literally hid behind a young woman, presumably an aide, he was in the Senate elevator with.
“I was sexually assaulted and nobody believed me!” the protester shouted at the Arizona Republican. “I didn’t tell anyone.”
“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,” she continued.
“Don’t look away from me,” she demanded.
Reporters asked the Senator if he would care to respond to the woman. Flake refused. After a few minutes he told the crowd that he had issued a statement on why he is supporting Judge Kavanaugh and would be saying more later, during the Committee hearing.
Like the coward that he is, @JeffFlake has nothing to say to a woman who is urging him to say something — anything — to justify voting for Kavanaugh before numerous sexual misconduct allegations against him have been investigated pic.twitter.com/7EQsDKo24l
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) September 28, 2018
On social media, many labeled Flake a “coward,” either for ignoring the woman or for voting for Kavanaugh, or both.
Just watched two women confront sen jeff flake with their own stories of sexual assault. And for 5 minutes he said nothing, he couldn’t look them in the eye. It’s easy to make floor speeches and tweets but couldn’t face two women. Senator Flake you are a coward.
— Joe Lockhart (@joelockhart) September 28, 2018
Yes, draaaag that coward Jeff Flake.pic.twitter.com/HCqophYLXe
— Erick Fernandez (@ErickFernandez) September 28, 2018
This video of Jeff Flake acting as a coward and defending a man who sexually assaulted 3 women as a women pleaded for him to vote no should be on every Democratic ad from now until 2020 pic.twitter.com/0FDoNYK7oN
— QUIT FACEBOOK (@SkeptiCatz) September 28, 2018
How does craven coward Jeff Flake square his “as much doubt as certainty” with a refusal to actually call for an investigation or a subpoena of Judge to find out more? What a lying shameless coward.
— Dante Atkins (@DanteAtkins) September 28, 2018
Jeff Flake is a coward.
He knows what he is doing will enable sexual predators for generations.
He knows women will be afraid to speak up about sexual assault.
He knows young men will feel there is no consequence for sexual assault.
He could say slow down.
Jeff Flake is a coward.
— (((STOP))) tRumpnado 🌊 (@Trumpnado2016) September 28, 2018
Pardon my French, but fuck you Jeff Flake. You could just as easily say that you’ll vote NO until completion of a proper FBI investigation.
— Nick Knudsen 🇺🇸 (@DemWrite) September 28, 2018
UPDATE: 10:23 AM –
Former Obama Senior Advisor:
Jeff Flake furiously pushing the close door button while be confronted by sexual assault survivors is an image that perfectly encapsulates the Republican Party https://t.co/PqksJityS5
— Dan Pfeiffer (@danpfeiffer) September 28, 2018
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Fox News Legal Analyst Blasts Trump for Bashing Christine Ford – Warns of Damage to Court’s Legitimacy
Fox News legal analyst Andrew Napolitano on Tuesday slammed President Donald Trump for his highly partisan celebration of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation on Monday night.
Napolitano in particular said that Trump celebrating Kavanaugh’s confirmation by calling Democrats “evil” while also claiming that Dr. Christine Blasey Ford’s testimony about being sexually assaulted by Kavanaugh was a “hoax.”
“I do not think the best thing that was said was ‘evil’ or ‘hoax,’” he said. “I honestly wish that the president and his people would get past that.”
Napolitano then explained why it is crucial for the Supreme Court to maintain its image as a nonpartisan institution.
“The Supreme Court does not have an army to enforce its rulings,” he said. “Its rulings depend on the intellectual legitimacy in the manner in which the rulings are given… So they really have some work to do to patch up the divisions that exist in the public mind.”
Fox host Steve Doocy then objected and said that the entire Supreme Court confirmation process was political in nature — but Napolitano again put his foot down.
“Once you put that robe on, you must be divorced from the politics that got you there and the people who got you there,” he said. “Your loyalty is to the Constitution and the laws.”
Watch the video below.
Fox's Andrew Napolitano suggests that Trump calling Dr. Ford's testimony a "hoax" and Democrats "evil" for opposing Kavanaugh may have damaged the "intellectual legitimacy" of the Supreme Court. pic.twitter.com/eIQ4v4P25B
— Bobby Lewis (@revrrlewis) October 9, 2018
‘Shame! Shame! Shame!’: Thousands March to Supreme Court to Demand Senate #StopKavanaugh
As Democrats realize the FBI investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct against Judge Brett Kavanaugh was a sham – designed from start to finish to provide cover, but no actual new information for GOP Senators – thousands are marching to the Supreme Court to protest.
Amid chants of “Whose Court? Our Court!” “Shut it Down,” “Shame! Shame! Shame!” and, “Hey hey, ho ho, Kavanaugh’s got to go!” protestors are taking over key parts of Washington, D.C., just as they did one week ago.
MoveOn’s Ben Wikler just posted this video:
— Ben Wikler (@benwikler) October 4, 2018
More shots from the current protests:
This young woman that has joined protestors outside of the Supreme Court today to stop the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh has more courage than some of our elected officials. #FBIReport #StopKanavaugh #ShamInvestigation pic.twitter.com/pbMbKLKoXh
— Simar (@sahluwal) October 4, 2018
— TheNationReport (@TheNationReport) October 4, 2018
— ACLU (@ACLU) October 4, 2018
Say it loud and say it clear 🗣
— Domestic Workers (@domesticworkers) October 4, 2018
The crowd is big and the mood is fierce: Marching on the Supreme Court to #StopKavanaugh with @womensmarch @ACLU @CWAUnion @MomsRising @Greenpeace @TransEquality @WorkingFamilies + many more pic.twitter.com/NQ8I0xkrbJ
— L.A. Kauffman (@LAKauffman) October 4, 2018
The rally to #StopKavanaugh is ramping up.
— People Power (@peoplepower) October 4, 2018
— Joe Madison (@MadisonSiriusXM) October 4, 2018
We believe Dr. Christine Blasey Ford.
We still believe Anita Hill.
We believe survivors.
— UltraViolet (@UltraViolet) October 4, 2018
College Roommate Sets Record Straight: Kavanaugh Lied Under Oath (Video)
On Wednesday, CNN’s Anderson Cooper interviewed Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh freshmen year college roommate James Roche.
Roche said that Kavanaugh lied under oath while testifying in front of the Senate Judicial committee about his drinking behavior.
He also noted that the second Kavanaugh accuser Deborah Ramirez should be listened to. Ramirez accused Kavanaugh of exposing himself to her at a party.
“Why are you doing an interview now?” Cooper asked.
“I have decided and then decided not to participate in this thing multiple times. There’s very little upside for me and there’s a considerable downside for me. But at the end of the day, it feels like there are not enough people who are willing and can credibly say I know this girl,” Roche said.
He added, “She didn’t lie and she wouldn’t lie. I can’t see any reason why she would. So, it felt to me like somebody had to get up and speak for her”
“As Brett’s roommate, I’m in a singular position—I saw him use words in a different way than the way he said under oath. If a person isn’t truthful about these little things, then we ought to think very seriously about whether we should tell Debby that she’s wrong or crazy.”
Watch the video below via CNN.
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