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.