Jeff Flake: I’ll Back Kavanaugh Unless FBI ‘Turns Up Something — And They Might’ The GOP senator made the surprise call on Friday for the one-week delay on Kavanaugh’s final confirmation vote.

Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) says he intends to support Brett Kavanaugh’s contentious nomination to the Supreme Court — unless the FBI “turn[s] up something” in its investigation into the sexual misconduct allegations against the judge.
“I’m a conservative. He’s a conservative. I plan to support him unless they turn up something — and they might,” said Flake. He added that he was particularly interested in hearing more from a high school friend of Kavanaugh’s who has agreed to cooperate with the FBI probe.
That friend, Mark Judge, “sticks out because he was mentioned so much by Dr. Ford, and he might be able to shed some light on her recollection of time and events,” Flake said, referring to Christine Blasey Ford, the California professor who testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday about her alleged assault by Kavanaugh when they were teenagers. more

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