Video: Jeff Flake Confronted by Sexual Assault Survivor in Elevator After Deciding to Vote for Brett Kavanaugh

Senator Jeff Flake of Arizona was confronted by two women in an elevator Friday morning after issuing a statement that explained he would be voting to confirm Brett Kavanaugh for the Supreme Court.

The two unidentified women berated Flake, who was one of several key swing votes that could have crushed Republican hopes of confirming Kavanaugh, for his decision and the senator rebuffed their questions.

One of the women appeared to reference a sexual assault that happened to her and implied Flake's decision was essentially stating Kavanaugh could still rise to the country's highest court despite allegations of assault.

"Don't look away from me! Look at me and tell me that it doesn't matter what happened to me, that you will let people like that go into the highest court of the land."

Flake was asked by reporters if he had any response to give: "No, I need to go to the hearing. I just issued a statement."

Flake's decision came just as the Senate Judiciary Committee was about to vote on whether to approve Kavanaugh a day after Christine Blasey Ford publicly accused of him sexual assault under oath and ignited fears of Republicans, the White House and President Donald Trump over her credible testimony.

Flake, however, ultimately decided to still support Kavanaugh.

"When Dr. Ford's allegations against Judge Kavanaugh surfaced two weeks ago, I insisted that she be allowed to testify before the committee moved to a vote," Flake's statement read. "Yesterday, we heard compelling testimony from Dr. Ford, as well as a persuasive response from Judge Kavanaugh. I wish that I could express the confidence that some of my colleagues have conveyed about what either did or did not happen in the early 1980s, but I left the hearing yesterday with as much doubt as certainty."

Flake, as well as Senators Susan Collins, Joe Manchin, Joe Donnelly and Lisa Murkowski, were each crucial votes for Republicans to secure in order to confirm Kavanaugh. Other than Flake, none have publicly stated how they intend to vote, but all four reportedly agreed to vote the same way.

Following Ford's emotional testimony on Thursday, Kavanaugh responded with anger and defiance while calling his confirmation process a "national disgrace" He also accused Democrats of running a "smear" campaign against him out of revenge for his investigations into President Bill Clinton and Hillary Clinton, as well as for losing the 2016 election to President Donald Trump.

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Senate Judiciary Committee member Sen. Jeff Flake questions Judge Brett Kavanaugh during his Supreme Court confirmation hearing in the Dirksen Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill on September 27 in Washington, D.C. Getty Images/Win McNamee
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