Ana Maria Archila explained why she confronted Senator Jeff Flake in the elevator.
“What people saw in that elevator was the mother in me just raging,” she said. “It was the mother in me saying what are you doing to my kids?”
Senator Flake asked for a week’s pause after the confirmation but has since voted for Judge Kavanaugh’s spot on the Supreme Court.
Archila is an activist with The Women’s March and a survivor of assault herself.
“Someone violated me when I was very young and I will not allow that to continue,” she stated. “I will not allow the culture that allowed that to happen to me to be the culture where my children grow up.”
Brett Kavanaugh has faced several sexual misconduct allegations, which he has repeatedly denied, and was officially voted into the Supreme Court on October 6.
“I think that all of us have a role in creating justice,” Archila said. “And—but that all of us have to understand the harm that has been done to one person or to a group of people. To take responsibility and understand who’s responsible and then we begin to repair it.”