I had decided to tell my story, my own story of sexual violence, just a few days before, in front of his office with hundreds of people that had gone to his office. I told the story of my sexual assault, I told him because I recognized in Dr. Ford's story that she's telling the truth.
And I was moved to do that because of the courage of Dr. Blasey Ford, and the courage of so many women and men who had been telling their stories. Senator Flake kept pressing the button to close the door. He could not wait for that elevator to leave and for that conversation to end.
I think I saw that he was incredibly uncomfortable, perhaps in pain about the situation and honestly we kept the door open so that he would be forced to examine his actions.