Ana Maria Archila and Maria Gallagher confronted senator about Kavanaugh nomination

The two women who helped alter the course of American legal history by staging an impromptu protest in a Washington lift have revealed they were driven by memories of private trauma and inspired by the courage of Christine Blasey Ford.

New Yorkers Ana Maria Archila and Maria Gallagher loudly berated Senator Jeff Flake for planning to back Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the supreme court on Friday, influencing him to alter his view. Afterwards they spoke of their personal motivations for cornering him in the Senate offices.

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