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02/5/2019 | Civic Engagement
Published By:The Intercept

Ana Maria Archila, who confronted Sen. Jeff Flake, will be Ocasio-Cortez's SOTU guest

Ana Maria Archila, the Queens woman who famously confronted Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake in a Capitol Hill elevator, will be Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s State of the Union guest on Tuesday.

Archila, a longtime community organizer and co-executive director of the Center for Popular Democracy Action, was one of two women who shared their stories of sexual assault for the first time with the senator in an emotional encounter during the debate over Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court. With a CNN camera broadcasting liveright behind the women, Archila and Maria Gallagher blocked the doors of an elevator and pressed Flake to justify his support for Kavanaugh, who was accused of sexual assault as a teenager.

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Tuesday, February 5, 2019