Flake Demanded FBI Probe Soon After Being Confronted by Sexual Assault Survivors

If Kavanaugh's nomination is undone by this FBI investigation, we'll have these two women to thank.

Flake told CBS' "60 Minutes" Sunday that the conservative judge's nomination would be "over" if federal investigators determine he lied.

Just as Republicans on the Judiciary Committee were about to favorably recommend the confirmation of Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court on Friday, Flake had a change of heart.

Senator Dianne Feinstein, the panel's top Democrat, wrote to White House counsel Donald McGahn and FBI Director Christopher Wray and asked that the committee be provided with a copy of the written directive the White House sent to the FBI, as well as the names of any additional witnesses or evidence if the probe is expanded.

Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., center, spoke with reporters, September 28, after meeting with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky.in his office in the Capitol in Washington.

"We certainly want the FBI to do a real investigation and we are working to make sure that happens", Flake said.

Ramirez was the second woman to bring forward allegations of sexual misconduct against Kavanaugh after Dr. Christine Blasey Ford alleged that Kavanaugh and a friend held her down and attempted to rape her at a party in high school.

Kavanaugh denies both of those allegations as well. Jeff Flake, who said he would support Kavanaugh's confirmation before shocking the Senate Judiciary Committee Friday by calling for the process to be slowed so the FBI could investigate. "I don't see that happening in my case", Flake said.

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, taking to the Senate floor Monday afternoon, blasted Democrats for moving the "goal posts" on the allegations against Brett Kavanaugh, and declared the Senate will be voting "this week" on his confirmation.

"I guess I want to say, 'Thank you, '" Walsh said.

"Any nominee that lies to the committee, that is disqualifying", Flake told reporters after delivering a speech in New Hampshire, the state that hosts the nation's first presidential primary election.

"I have been failing my tribe for some time now", Mr. Flake said. He said he may run - either as a Republican or an independent - if no one else does.

Flake, who has bemoaned the partisanship of Washington and said Monday "could never warm to the president" because of the way Trump insulted his political opponents and contributed to the divisiveness in Washington, also got the 2020 question.

"By the conventions of how party loyalists are supposed to behave, I hope to continue to fail my tribe", Flake said. Trump said. "You have to stay within reason".

He added: "Sometimes I had too many beers, sometimes others did". "The one thing I want is speed".

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