Is Flake On the Path to Vote No?

Senator Flake, in a last minute Quisling move last Friday, has continued to slam Kavanaugh, raising the specter of a vote no. The Washington Examiner reports:

Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., said he was troubled by the way Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh behaved before the Senate Judiciary Committee last week.

“The interaction with the members was sharp and partisan and that concerns me,” Flake said Tuesday at a Atlantic Festival event in Washington, D.C. while while discussing the way the judge defending himself against allegations of sexual assault.

“You give a little leeway because [of] what he’s been through. But on the other hand, we can’t have this on the court. We simply can’t,” he added.

Kavanaugh gave combative testimony after an emotional Christine Blasey Ford said she was “100 percent” certain Kavanaugh had sexually assaulted her when the two were in high school. The judge has vehemently denied doing so.

Flake’s vote could be critical in the upcoming confirmation vote – a no vote could solidify the centrist caucus against Kavanaugh and torpedo the nomination. However, a vote against Kavanaugh could end up swinging the Senate in the GOP’s favor.


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