Former Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake, who voted to confirm Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, said that voting against his confirmation would have been personally satisfying.
The Republican, who has a history of trading insults with President Trump, rehashed his role in the Kavanaugh confirmation process in an interview with the Washington Post published Tuesday. After Dr. Christine Blasey Ford accused the judicial nominee of sexual misconduct, Flake was the lone GOP voice calling for an FBI investigation into the allegation.
The viral moment that gave him the “resolve” to call for the investigation took place when he was confronted by female activists in an elevator.
“I wish that [the investigation] could have started earlier and gone longer,” Flake explained. “And been more thorough. But it was not insignificant. You can’t make those public or nobody would ever submit themselves to appointments or elected office, but I wish the country could have read it.”
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