Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, speaks to reporters during a break from the testimony of Christine Blasey Ford on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
Sen. Amy Klobuchar said that the White house is not a limitation of the FBI investigation of the allegations leveled against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.
Klobuchar, D-Minn., who had said a combative back-and-forth with Kavanaugh during his confirmation hearing on Thursday to confirm that there are no limits to the investigation that the Trump administration ordered prior to the Senate vote, the judge.
“They [the White house] can’t say, ‘Oh, hey, only interview the people in their neighbourhood on the one side of the road.’ Or ‘Only interview people of a certain Phase of your life,”” Klobuchar said during an appearance on CBS’ “Face the Nation”. “Let the men and women of the FBI, the professionals do their work.”
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While Kavanaugh-appearance pushed on Capitol Hill, Klobuchar him if he ever drank so much he passed out. He replied, “Have you?” After a Pause in the procedure, he came back and apologized to Klobuchar. She said her father was an alcoholic.
Speaking on “Face the Nation,” Klobuchar their interrogation of Kavanaugh defended ‘ s drinking during high school, said: “I think this is relevant, because, when I asked him whether or not he had fainted, or perhaps blackened in part, in the past, because of excessive drinking, which he had not turned his back on me, really, the answer to this question.”
She added: “The reason why it is relevant, he is not remember what had happened, because there have been repeated cases of this excessive consumption of alcohol.”
Klobuchar also Sen. Jeff Flake, R praised-Ariz., for his role in forcing the FBI investigation of the allegations and the delay of the vote on Kavanaugh for at least a week.
“I was so glad, as Senator Flake rose to the occasion and said it was below the dignity of the Senate, and the dignity of the court, basically, if you don’t follow-up,” she said.
Flake, who said this year that he would not be ready to vote on Kavanaugh before the FBI conducted a background investigation of the sexual misconduct claims.
Flake stopped short of where the Democrats hoped the country would vote in what was putting a hold on a Committee. Instead, he wanted to move with a week’s delay on a final vote on Kavanaugh’s confirmation of the nomination Committee to the full Senate.
The announcement, however, overturned his party plans to move quickly to confirm, Kavanaugh, and made clear what many suspected: Senate majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., not the voices, go to Kavanaugh’s nomination over the weekend. McConnell soon called for the investigation as well as the resistance against this step, because the allegations to the public.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.