Sen. Jeff Flake joins Dems in calling for delay of final Senate vote as Judiciary Committee advances Kavanaugh nomination

Posted at 2:05 pm on September 28, 2018 by Doug P.

Earlier today, GOP Sen. Jeff Flake’s office issued a statement saying he planned to vote to confirm Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. This afternoon, Flake, after being lobbied hard by Democrats, did vote to send the Kavanaugh nomination to the Senate floor, but he joined Democrats in calling for a delay in the final vote:

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At first it was thought Flake might change his vote and block the nomination in the committee, but in the end he voted yes, with a request that Dems appreciated:

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Stay tuned.

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