The Senate was not expecting Flake’s answer.
Everyone has been talking about Jeff Flake’s vote on Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh.
He was a definite yes until allegations arose accusing Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct as a teen.
Flake, an outgoing Senator and no friend to Trump, suddenly was uncertain. There was a good chance that he’d vote no on Kavanaugh—torpedoing his chances.
Now, after a chaotic day in Washington, Flake made his decision.
Republican Sen. Jeff Flake of Arizona announced Friday morning that he would vote to confirm President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.
“I will vote to confirm Judge Kavanaugh,” Flake, who sits on the Senate Judiciary Committee and was a key undecided Republican vote, said in a statement…
“What I do know is that our system of justice affords a presumption of innocence to the accused, absent corroborating evidence. That is what binds us to the rule of law. While some may argue that a different standard should apply regarding the Senate’s advice and consent responsibilities, I believe that the constitution’s provisions of fairness and due process apply here as well.”
Already liberals are freaking out. A group of activists confronted Flake immediately after his announcement.
This is just a taste of what’s to come, folks:
WATCH — Sexual assault survivors confront Jeff Flake on the elevator moments after he says he will vote to confirm Judge Kavanaugh pic.twitter.com/2d3ABs0s2H
— J.D. Durkin (@jiveDurkey) September 28, 2018
Democrats despise our country and rule of law. They presumed Kavanaugh was guilty, despite a lack of evidence or corroboration.
With Flake’s vote, Kavanaugh’s fate will go to the full Senate. It’s a good bet that all Republicans will vote to confirm him.
While a few others on the fence, Republicans can count on a few votes from Democrats. Particularly Joe Manchin, whose state voted for Trump in 2016.
Flake had nothing to lose, leaving the Senate at the end of this term. This might have been the most important thing he’s ever done for the country.