Flake vows to vote 'no' if Supreme Court nominee lied

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Kavanaugh was questioned in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee again.

The visit came several days after Mr. Flake played a central role in the kerfuffle over Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court, making him a target of criticism from activists on the right and the left.

"The former five-term senator from MA also called it incomprehensible" that the Judiciary Committee had not sought to speak with Mark Judge, the friend of Kavanaugh's who Ford identified as the only other witness to her assault. Some Democratic lawmakers claimed the White House was keeping investigators from interviewing certain witnesses.

Flake, as IJR noted, called for an FBI investigation after two women confronted him on an elevator on Friday - an encounter that, he said, "struck a chord".

"We're friends because we have worked together, and we have worked together because the constitutional framework that created our government ingeniously makes governing hard and compromise inevitable", Flake said.

Flake addressed the hearing last Thursday where the Judiciary Committee heard testimony from Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford, who has accused Kavanaugh of forcing himself on her at a high school party in 1982. Kavanaugh has denied Ramirez's allegation.

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"For the past year, I've been speaking about the condition of our democracy because my conscience has required me to do it", Flake said.

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.

Kavanaugh has denied assaulting Ford.

Maybe I'm just hopeful, but that sounds like a man with a primary challenge in mind.

In an appearance earlier in the day in Boston, Flake said he wants to ensure that the FBI is able to do a "real investigation" into the allegations.

Responding to those concerns, Trump said at a press conference he wants the FBI to do a "comprehensive" investigation and "it wouldn't bother me at all" if agents pursued accusations made by the three women.

"I've been failing my tribe for some time now", he continued. He said he may run - either as a Republican or an independent - if no one else does. Trump said. "You have to stay within reason. I think it's actually a good thing for Judge Kavanaugh".