Jeff Flake Will Support Brett Kavanaugh

Sen. Jeff Flake, left, R-AZ, asks a question of Cochise County Sheriff Mark Dannels, right, during a field hearing of the U.S. Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee regarding troubles at the bor... Sen. Jeff Flake, left, R-AZ, asks a question of Cochise County Sheriff Mark Dannels, right, during a field hearing of the U.S. Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee regarding troubles at the border at the Arizona Capitol Monday, Nov. 23, 2015, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) MORE LESS
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Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) announced his support of Judge Brett Kavanaugh ahead of a Judiciary Committee meeting to vote on his Supreme Court confirmation Friday. Flake was one of a handful closely watched undecided votes on Thursday night, after a hearing where Kavanaugh and his accuser, Christine Blasey Ford, testified on sexual misconduct allegations against him.

Kavanaugh has vehemently denied the allegations.

Flake said in a statement that Thursday’s hearing left him “with as much doubt as certainty.”

“What I do know is that our system of justice affords a presumption of innocence to the accused, absent corroborating evidence,” Flake said.

After the Judiciary Committee votes on Kavanaugh’s confirmation Friday, where Flake’s support suggests he will pass with a positive recommendation, the full Senate is expected to take a procedural vote advancing his nomination on Saturday. The final confirmation vote is slated for early next week.

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  1. Thanks, Obama.

  2. Avatar for davidn davidn says:

    Dog bites man story.

  3. Living up to his name.

  4. How utterly predictable. Mister concerned found, yet again, a way to fall in line.

    Never been a Senator so well named.

  5. Must have landed that sweet no-show think tank gig to start in January.

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