Senator Jeff Flake Requested For One Week of FBI Investigation Before Voting
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Even before the explosive Thursday Senate hearing with Dr. Christine Blasey Ford and Judge Brett Kavanaugh, polls showed that the majority of Americans had already turned against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. On Friday, September 28, 2018, Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) requested an FBI investigation into allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh before the Senate would vote on his confirmation in the video “Senator Jeff Flake calls for delay in Kavanaugh floor vote” below:.
Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Chuck Grassley, abruptly ended the meeting by declaring, “Because of the two-hour rule, we’re adjourned.”
But two issues need to be addressed with regard to Senator Flake’s request:
- Senator Jeff Flake does not control the floor of the U.S. Senate, therefore Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell will need to agree to his request.
- The President/White House also need to consent to this in order for FBI to initiate the investigation.
Republican Senator Jeff Flake announcing he was not prepared to vote on Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, without further investigation, was like something out of “The West Wing”. MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell, who also wrote for and appeared on the show, joins Ari Melber to discuss how it all unfolded, in the video “Lawrence O’Donnell: Kavanaugh Drama Shows ‘Power Of One Senator‘, below:
Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation was suddenly thrown into doubt Friday after Republicans and the White House agreed to a one-week delay so the FBI can investigate sexual assault allegations facing President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, in the video “Senator Coons reveals how he struck a deal with Jeff Flake” below:
Lamenting the ways she sees Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination as “not normal,” Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., laid out an argument for why a “finite” FBI probe into the sexual assault allegation presented by Christine Blasey Ford is necessary. “Where is the bravery in this room?” she implored the Senate Judiciary Committee ahead of its vote, suggesting Republicans were afraid of what they might find out. “This isn’t a he said-she said. This is a he said-they said,” she said, in the video “What are you hiding?’: Klobuchar says GOP is ‘afraid’ of FBI probe into Kavanaugh allegation“, below:
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