Republicans' prosecutor says Brett Kavanaugh's accuser has weak case

Cheryl Sanders
October 2, 2018

He was subsequently confronted by two women as he entered a Capitol elevator, including one woman who shared her own story of abuse.

Jeff Flake about Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation, told CBS News she believed she had connected "with a seed of.doubt and a sense of responsibility".

Arguably the biggest moment of Mr. Flake's more than 16-year career in Congress came Friday when he called for the Kavanaugh nomination to be delayed a week to give the Federal Bureau of Investigation time to investigate allegations of sexual assault that have been leveled against Mr. Trump's pick for the high court. "Whatever that means, according to the senators and the Republicans and the Republican majority".

Earlier in the New Hampshire speech, Flake suggested that rather than consider Democrats and Republicans as two warring factions, they might be better viewed as two organs in the same body.

The true test for Flake would come once the full Senate votes on the Kavanaugh nomination in the coming days, Walsh said. After he and accuser Christine Blasey Ford sat for hours of emotional testimony Thursday, the Senate Judiciary Committee on Friday voted to advance the nomination - but Flake, who sits on the committee, had changed his mind after announcing support for Kavanaugh that morning and called for a weeklong FBI investigation into the claims.


When asked what he thought the chances were that after the FBI wraps up its investigation, "we are going to be in exactly the same place", Flake responded: "There is a chance that that will happen", but added he does think progress can be made.

"It does us no good to have an investigation that just gives us more cover", Arizona Sen. A frequent Trump critic, he said he would like if "someone" attempted a primary run against the sitting president.

"I want them to do a very comprehensive investigation", he said. "And that was just last week", Flake said. "We actually need to find out what we can find out", Flake emphasized.

On the issue of the scope of the FBI's investigation, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said White House counsel Don McGahn, who is managing Kavanaugh's nomination, "has allowed the Senate to dictate what these terms look like, and what the scope of the investigation is". "The one person who taps the brakes on this thing and you are saying he is not pushing hard enough?"

"I've been failing my tribe for some time now", he continued.


Flake, who has bemoaned the partisanship of Washington and said Monday "could never warm to the president" because of the way Trump insulted his political opponents and contributed to the divisiveness in Washington, also got the 2020 question.

But in March, Flake told New Hampshire Republicans that someone needs to stop Trump in the 2020 presidential contest. I hope to continue to fail my tribe.

He went on to decry the Republican Party in his speech, saying members of the party have "given in to the awful tribal impulse that first mistakes our opponents for our enemies" that lead the party to becoming "seized with the conviction that we must destroy that enemy".

"I do not think that a reasonable prosecutor would bring this case based on the evidence before the committee".


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