Senator Flake has pulled off a last minute flip, threatening to vote against Kavanaugh if there is no FBI investigation. Townhall reports:
After announcing Friday morning he would vote for Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh, Senator Jeff Flake (R-AZ) said this afternoon he wants a full Senate vote on the nomination to be delayed.
.@JeffFlake: “I think it would be proper to delay the floor vote for up to but not more than one week, in order to let the FBI do an investigation, limited in time and scope to the current allegations that are there.” https://t.co/FVPyEJhAJf pic.twitter.com/GZbxe2MPWb
— Fox News (@FoxNews) September 28, 2018
Flake also said he is not comfortable voting for Kavanaugh on the full floor unless an FBI investigation is completed. That vote is scheduled for Tuesday, October 2.
Flake’s change in attitude came after Democrats cornered him in the Committee room just ahead of the first vote. Senator Chris Coon (D-DE) cried earlier when he found out his friend, Flake, announced he would vote for Kavanaugh to be confirmed.
What Flake doesn’t understand is that the FBI does not report to Congress, and so his deal is nothing more than a capricious one-sided last-minute flip.