Brett Kavanaugh just got the good news everyone was waiting for
Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation is coming down to the wire.
Democrats hoped anti-Trump RINOS would join them in killing Kavanaugh’s nomination.
But Brett Kavanaugh just got some good news everyone was waiting for.
Arizona Senator Jeff Flake is a hardcore anti-Trump RINO.
When Christine Blasey Ford stepped forward with her flimsy story about Kavanaugh trying to rape her in high school, Flake said he could not proceed without a hearing.
So Republicans delayed the vote for ten days while they wrangled with Ford’s attorneys to set up a hearing.
After Ford testified, Republicans were worried Flake would vote against Kavanaugh.
But then Kavanaugh stepped up and delivered a home run testimony.
He continually noted that every witness Ford claimed was at the party denied any knowledge of it.
So on Friday, Flake announced he was supporting Kavanaugh.
BREAKING — Flake Will Vote to Confirm Judge Kavanaugh
— Seung Min Kim (@seungminkim) September 28, 2018
Flake said he voted for Kavanaugh because Ford presented no corroborating evidence.
“I left the hearing yesterday with as much doubt as certainty,” Flake said in a statement on his support for Kavanaugh after indicating Thursday night that he was wrestling with whether to believe the judge or Christine Blasey Ford. “What I do know is that our system of justice affords a presumption of innocence to the accused, absent corroborating evidence.”
Flake’s vote is enough to get the nomination out of committee along party lines.
And it puts Kavanaugh just two votes short of confirmation.
Experts believe that with Flake on board, RINO Senators Lisa Murkowski and Susan Collins will follow suit.
UPDATE 9/28/18 2:50PM EST: Sen. Flake voted to move Judge Kavanaugh’s confirmation out of committee. But he joined the Democrats in calling for an FBI investigation into the allegations against Kavanaugh.
This is Sen. Flake trying to have it both ways yet again.
Now it’s up to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to call for a floor vote on Kavanaugh’s confirmation. This story is still developing, so we will keep you updated.