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Senator Jeff Flake called for the delay in the confirmation of Kavanaugh
Senator Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) defended his call to delay the confirmation of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, until there is a FBI investigation in the alleged attack, which is ‘limited.’
Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., said on Sunday that Brett Kavanaugh’s fiery opening statement on Thursday, the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing made him sound like a man who is already “wrongly accused” of sexual misconduct.
But, Flake, also of CBS News “60 Minutes”, said that some of Kavanaugh exchanges with Democratic members of the Committee were “a little too sharp.”
Flake was one of six members of the Committee on legal Affairs, appeared on “60 minutes” on Sunday, along with Sens. Chris Coons, D-Del.; Mazie Hirono, D-Hawaii; Sheldon Whitehouse, Dr. I.; Lindsey Graham, R-S. C.; and John Kennedy, R-La. She spoke three days after Kavanaugh, and one of his accusers, Christine Blasey Ford, gave conflicting reports about Ford’s assertion that Kavanaugh sexually you molested during a party, while you are in high school, outside of Washington DC in the early 1980s.
At one point, an emotional Kavanaugh of the confirmation process called “a national disgrace” and said the excitement had “destroyed my family and my good name.”
“When I heard him, I heard someone in the hope that I would sound like if I was wrongly accused,” Flake said. “When I was falsely accused I would feel, as well.”
But Coons said Kavanaugh, the emotional opening statement, and sharp exchange with Sens. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., and Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., “went on a line” and made him ask what the judge of the suitability.
Flake, who is leaving the Senate after the November midterm elections, requested that the FBI make allegations against Kavanaugh, after he and other Republicans on the panel, strict party voted together-lines in favor of Kavanaugh’s confirmation. Flake, whose request was supported by fellow Republicans Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski and Democrats Joe Manchin and Heidi Heitkamp – the request has been made, the condition of his own “Yes” votes.
In the case of Flake No chance was asked if he would have asked the FBI investigation, when he ran for re-election this year, he replied: “.”
“There is no value on the course,” Flake said. “There is no currency more. There is no incentive.”
When asked about Ford’s statement, Kennedy said he believed that Kavanaugh’s was a Prosecutor, “sincerely”, but questioned what would be done by a further FBI check.
“No one is out gonna, what happened. You are not,” said Mr Kennedy. “Something happened to her, and something very bad happens, and I’m very sorry. But they both said 100 percent. She said that it happened. Judge Kavanagh said it has to be 100 percent, so what do you do?”
Flake agreed that Ford “believes surely that they have experienced something, it was Brett Kavanaugh? He says, ‘I’m sure they experienced something, but it wasn’t me.'”
Flake and Coons also differed with Kennedy on the value of the additional FBI probe, which must wrap up by this Friday.
“I think we are in a different place [until then],” said Coons. “Because many of the survivors around the country feel that Dr. Ford is part of history and noted and further investigated. We can also put in a different place a week from now, because judge Kavanaugh and his family had perhaps exculpatory evidence.”