Rape survivors’ powerful rebuke to Jeff Flake a key moment on day of drama

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Rape survivors’ powerful rebuke to Jeff Flake a key moment on day of drama

Ana Maria Archila and Maria Gallagher confronted Flake in the elevator and told him ‘you’re telling women they don’t matter’. Hours later, he demanded a delay

“Did that woman in the elevator save America?”

The question, tweeted on Friday by Democratic political aide Emmy Bengtson, was a reference to a survivor of sexual assault who confronted Republican Senator Jeff Flake in a lift and spoke her truth. It might just possibly have been a turning point on another day of drama and chaos on Capitol Hill.

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