Jeff Flake's Elevator Protester To Be AOC's SOTU Guest

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President Donald Trump's State of the Union address on Tuesday might be nothing to look forward to, but there's a silver lining regarding who will be in attendance. Archila will be the guest of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., for the State of the Union.

"She's living proof that the courage within all of us can chance the [world]", Ocasio-Cortez continued.

The Queens woman said she voted for Ocasio-Cortez and helped organize a protest of the Trump administration's child-separation policy.

The co-executive director of the Center for Popular Democracy, Archila had a tense confrontation with Sen. Archila told Flake about her own prior experience with sexual assault and pleaded with him not to support Kavanaugh.

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'I didn't tell anyone, and you're telling all women that they don't matter, that they should just stay quiet because if they tell you what happened to them you are going to ignore them'.

Following Kavanaugh's confirmation, Archila issued a statement, in which she wrote, "Earlier this week, I shared my survivor story for the first time in front of Senator Jeff Flake's office, and I know that I am not alone". But following the encounter, Flake called for a brief FBI investigation into the sexual assault claims made by Christine Blasey Ford, a woman who alleged Kavanaugh assaulted her at a high school party in the 1980s.

Ocasio-Cortez invited her a few weeks ago, she said, adding, "We talked about making sure that we, with our presence, express the dignity of people who are under attack from this administration, the resilience".

Ocasio-Cortez gave a clue to the identity of her guest in a tweet Sunday, featuring an image of an enamel pin that stated, "Well behaved women rarely make history".

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"What you are doing is allowing someone who actually violated a woman to sit on the Supreme Court", Archila told Flake.

"I, like millions of people, am filled with hope by Alexandria's fierce leadership, her bold vision, and her relentless belief that our country is abundant", Archila said in a press release.

'That's what happened to me, and that's what you are telling all women in America, that they don't matter, ' she said, sobbing.

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