‘Watching Flake decide he wants a FBI investigation, never forget … This is why we “get in people’s faces”…’
(Joshua Paladino, Liberty Headlines) Two women trapped Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Arizona, in the senator’s elevator at the U.S. Capitol on Sept. 28 and berated him about his decision to vote “yes” to move Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination to the full Senate.
The women presented themselves as concerned citizens and sexual assault survivors who felt that their voice was ignored during the Kavanaugh hearings.
“I was sexually assaulted, and nobody believed me,” activist Ana Maria Archila said. “I didn’t tell anyone, and you’re telling all women that they don’t matter.”
Archila is executive director of the Center for Popular Democracy. She has protested the Kavanaugh hearings from their beginning, and CPD has opposed his nomination.
Archila also has ties to the far-left Working Families Party that endorsed New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo in 2014 and his radical left-wing opponent in 2018.
Maggie Gallagher is an activist for the group, Fund reported.
George Soros’ Open Society Foundations is among CPD’s largest donors.
After the confrontation and a series of back-room negotiations with committee Democrats, Flake caved and said he would vote “yes” in the full Senate on the condition that the FBI conduct an investigation “limited in time to no more than one week” that would explore no more than “current allegations that are already there.”
Flake said the confrontation did not persuade him to demand an FBI investigation, but leftist activists sure think it did.
Leftist blogger Ana Marie Cox celebrated the in-your-face encounter.
Watching Flake decide he wants a FBI investigation, never forget: This is why we do direct action. This is why we “get in people’s faces.” This is why our stories matter. pic.twitter.com/3pbSXcPZG6
— ana marie cox (@anamariecox) September 28, 2018
Many Democrats believe outrageous confrontation is an effective, legitimate political tool, as The New Yorker reported Flake “looked more withdrawn than ever, eyes wet, voice a little frayed, chin tucked down in the somber knot of his tie.”