GOP Senators Are Running Away From Women Sharing Their Sexual Assault Stories

In the days since Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh appeared before the Senate Judiciary Committee to respond to the sexual misconduct allegations raised against him by Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, several women who claim they are sexual assault survivors have confronted Republican Senators in an effort to convince them to walk back their decision to back Kavanaugh. Some GOP lawmakers ignored the victims or ran away. One hid in a men’s bathroom. Some protesters were arrested for trespassing.

In a video shared to Twitter, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., appeared to be ignoring several women at an airport who approached him in the hope of sharing their survivor stories with him. At one point, the Republican from Kentucky can be seen greeting a man instead.

“Senator McConnell it is really telling that you shook the hand of a man while a woman is trying to tell you her story,” one of the women said to him.

Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., was also approached by sexual assault survivors and was seen in another viral video telling alleged sexual assaualt victims, “I know this is enjoyable to ya’ll.”

“This is not enjoyable,” a woman can be heard responding. “I am a sexual assault victim!”

In another video, Republican Sen. David Perdue of Georgia can be seen refusing to shake hands with Jennifer Addison-Epps, the president and co-executive director of the Center for Popular Democracy, a liberal advocacy group.

“Don’t touch me,” Perdue can be heard telling her after she…

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