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Woman who confronted Sen. Flake on elevator was once a Westchester resident

<p>One of the women who scolded Republican Sen. Jeff Flake before the Senate Judiciary vote on the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, was once a Westchester resident.</p>

News 12 Staff

Sep 29, 2018, 8:56 PM

Updated 2,089 days ago

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One of the women who scolded Republican Sen. Jeff Flake before the Senate Judiciary vote on the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, was once a Westchester resident.
The woman was identified as Maria Gallagher and told the senator that she was the victim of sexual assault. In the widely spread video, she was shouting at Sen. Flake for several minutes while he was on an elevator.
The encounter happened after they learned Flake decided to support the Kavanaugh’s nomination. The day before, Kavanaugh testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee saying that he never sexually assaulted anyone, including Christine Blasey Ford, who alleges Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her when they were teenagers in 1982.
After the confrontation with the two women, Flake said he would not vote to confirm Kavanaugh without an FBI investigation.
When asked by reporters on Friday, Flake would not say if the elevator encounter changed his mind.
It was not immediately clear where she lived in Westchester or for how long.


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