Protesters urged Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., to reveal Thursday whether he would vote to confirm Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh as they approached him in an elevator on Thursday.
“How are you not listening to us as survivors?” one woman asked Manchin, who insisted he was listening to sexual assault survivors.
"Are you? You’re going to get in this elevator ... tell me how you’re going to vote,” the protester continued.
“How long is it going to take for you to listen to us?” she said as U.S. Capitol Police intervened and told the protesters to step back from the elevator.
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Democratic swing vote Joe Manchin is confronted by protesters heading to his office. Right before this recording started he said he hasn't decided yet how he'll vote on Kavanaugh because he needs to finish reading the report. pic.twitter.com/DmJqkHhnKF— Paul McLeod (@pdmcleod) October 4, 2018
Manchin, a Democrat in a red state, has not announced whether he will vote for Kavanaugh or not yet.
The confrontation was reminiscent of a viral video showing Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., being corned by protesters when he entered an elevator with them telling him he was signaling to women that “they don’t matter” after he announced he would vote to advance Kavanaugh past the Senate Judiciary Committee
Kavanaugh has been accused of sexual misconduct from three women. He has denied all allegations.
Upon the completion of an FBI investigation, a procedural vote for Kavanaugh’s confirmation was set for Friday, paving the way for a final vote as early as Saturday.