One big question about today’s Judicial Committee vote on Brett Kavanaugh has been “will Jeff Flake vote to confirm?” Flake’s office answered that question in a statement:
Flake is a yes. From his office: pic.twitter.com/oNMcVzD0xl
— Byron York (@ByronYork) September 28, 2018
Democrats like Sen. Mazie Hirono and others have said Kavanaugh doesn’t deserve the presumption of innocence, but Flake took that apart in his statement:
"I left the hearing yesterday with as much doubt as certainty," Flake says.
"What I do know is that our system of justice affords a presumption of innocence to the accused, absent corroborating evidence."
— Eliza Collins (@elizacollins1) September 28, 2018
Flake: "our system of justice affords a presumption of innocence to the accused, absent corroborating evidence. "
— Philip Klein (@philipaklein) September 28, 2018
A committee vote on Kavanaugh is pending, so stay tuned.