Brett Kavanaugh is an American attorney and jurist who serves as a United States Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.
He was recently nominated by President Donald Trump on July 9th, 2018 to take place as Supreme Court Judge, which he would serve for a life time appointment. Everyone thought that the nomination was a for sure thing, especially Republicans. However, sexual allegation after sexual allegation came rolling in against Kavanaugh. The first was Christine Blasey Ford, a professor whom he went to high school with. Kavanaugh denied all sexual allegations against him.
On Thursday, there was a hearing for Ford and Kavanaugh, for which they both stated their cases and answered questions. Senators were supposed to cast a vote, for the decision of whether or not they would like to proceed with the nomination of Kavanaugh, despite hearing Ford's story of how Kavanaugh attempted to rape her in high school when he was 17. There are 11 Republican senators and 10 Democrats so the vote was split, leaving one senator to cast his vote. Two women (Ana Maria Archila and Maria Gallagher) stopped that senator by holding the elevator door open, just before he was about to cast his vote. He had already decided that he was going to vote to proceed with Kavanaugh, but after hearing what they said, he decided it was necessary to call for a week long FBI investigation into the sexual allegations against Kavanaugh.
Listen to the interview with one of the brave women who stopped Senator Jeff Flake of Arizona and demanded to be heard (video in the comments).