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Sen. Flake Calls For One-Week Delay To Floor Vote On Kavanaugh To Allow FBI Time To Investigate

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Sen. Flake Calls For One-Week Delay To Floor Vote On Kavanaugh To Allow FBI Time To Investigate




Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) on Friday called for a one-week delay in a Senate floor vote on Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court in order to allow the FBI time to conduct an investigation into the sexual assault allegations leveled against him.

“I have been speaking with a number of people on the other side … in regard to making sure that we do due diligence here,” Flake said.

“I think it would be proper to delay the floor vote for up to but not more than one week in order to let the FBI do an investigation, limited in time and scope,” Flake added before ultimately voting to advance Kavanaugh’s confirmation.

Flake said he would oppose moving forward with Kavanaugh’s nomination in the full Senate if Republicans try to bring it up before then.




Sens. Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski still have not announced which way they’ll vote on Kavanaugh.





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