Sen. Flake wants to delay a vote on Kavanaugh

NeverTrump Senator Jeff Flake, so unpopular in Arizona that he declined to run for re-election, may become the enabler of the Senate Democrats' plan to delay a confirmation vote on Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court until after the midterm election, at which point the excuse of a "lame duck Senate" becomes a powerful talking point for delaying a vote until the next Congress.  If Democrats win a majority, they will then kill the nomination. Burgess Everett of Politico reports: Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court hit a serious roadblock Sunday night, as GOP Senate Judiciary Committee member Jeff Flake said he is uncomfortable voting to advance Kavanaugh's nomination later this week after the nominee's sexual assault accuser went public. ... Flake (R-Ariz.) said he needs to hear more about the allegations raised publicly by Christine Blasey Ford on Sunday in a Washington Post article, and said other...(Read Full Post)
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