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Flake urges ‘real investigation’ by FBI of Scotus nominee

02 October, 2018, 20:53 | Author: Ted Wilson
  • Brett Kavanaugh rejected some questions about his drinking during his testimony to the Senate judiciary committee

With the Federal Bureau of Investigation beginning its probe into sexual assault allegations Friday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said today that the upper chamber will cast a vote on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh this week.

The White House has authorized the F.B.I.to expand its abbreviated investigation into sexual misconduct allegations against Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh by interviewing anyone it deems necessary as long the review is finished by the end of the week, two people briefed on the matter said on Monday...

The Arizona Republican made the comments during a broader speech Friday at Saint Anselm College in New Hampshire, his latest act that could be read as an early foray into the world of 2020 presidential politics.

The drawback to having no Plan B for the nomination is that it leaves the White House (almost) completely at Flake's mercy.

"If you listen carefully, Mr. President, you can practically hear the sounds of the Democrats moving the goal posts", McConnell said on the Senate floor Monday, comparing the allegations against Kavanaugh to the McCarthy era, when Sen. President Donald Trump ordered the investigation hours after Sen.

If Kavanaugh's nomination is undone by this FBI investigation, we'll have these two women to thank.

Should he oppose Trump in 2020, Flake is unlikely to win much support from New Hampshire Republicans, said Republican strategist Joel Maiola.

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

"I do hope somebody else runs in the Republican primary".

Democratic state Rep Tim Smith of Manchester, who also attended the protest, said he was unsure if any other Supreme Court nominee from Trump would face the same level of resistance as Kavanaugh.

"We certainly want the FBI to do a real investigation and we are working to make sure that that happens", Flake said at the Forbes "30 under 30" summit. "I think it's a very conservative party right now".

"S$3 oon enough the goal-posts will be on the move once again", McConnell said. "In that moment, our impulse to tribalism was tearing the country apart".

"It is surely a symptom of our disease that such a modest plea was met with rage from all sides", Flake said. She said, "I'm waiting to see what the results are".

Katie Hedberg of Plymouth, who was one of just over 100 people who came out to protest, said she wasn't sure whether Flake's call for an investigation was honest or if it was a way to give embattled Republicans cover to vote for Kavanaugh ahead of the 2018 midterm elections. "And some of our colleagues said that 'we'll be back here one week from now. A lot of the uproar about Kavanaugh isn't just because of how he might rule on stuff", said Smith.

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