Skip to comments.Would Jeff Flake judge his son as harshly for youthful indiscretions as he would Brett Kavanaugh?
Posted on 10/02/2018 2:01:24 PM PDT by Starman417
Jeff Flake, the squishy Senator from Arizona, is having himself a dilemma. He can't decide whether or not to support the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh.
I caught up with Flake briefly as he left the event, and asked if this meant he would not vote to confirm Kavanaugh, even if the FBI cleared him by weeks end. He appeared rattled, and his handlers rushed him into the stairwell. I didnt say that he stammered. I wasnt referring to him.But apparently you can have partisanship on the Court. Here's a dose of Ruth Bader Ginsburg:
Flake seemed to be wavering in recent days over his willingness to confirm Kavanaugh. On Friday afternoon, mere hours after stating he would vote to send the judges nomination to the Senate floor, he struck the agreement with Coons, and urged his colleagues to support the week-long probe before moving forward.
Flake explained his anguish late Friday night in an interview with my colleague McKay Coppins. Even after hed signaled his intent to vote yea on Friday morning, Flake said, he remained unsettled by the lack of clarity surrounding the allegations. He began to warm to Coonss idea for a brief investigation. If it was anybody else, I wouldnt have taken it as seriously. But I know Chris. We trust each other, Flake explained. And I thought, if we could actually get something like what he was asking foran investigation limited in time, limited in scopewe could maybe bring a little unity.
Speaking with Jeffrey Rosen, the president of the National Constitution Center, and Democratic Senator Chris Coons at The Atlantic Festival on Tuesday morning, Flake called the judges interactions with lawmakers sharp and partisan.
We cant have that on the Court, said the Arizona senator, who didnt elaborate on which interactions he was referring to.
July 8, 2016
"I cant imagine what this place would be I cant imagine what the country would be with Donald Trump as our president. For the country, it could be four years. For the court, it could be I dont even want to contemplate that.
Referring to something she thought her late husband, tax lawyer Martin Ginsburg, would have said, she said: "Now its time for us to move to New Zealand."
July 11, 2016
"He is a faker. He has no consistency about him. He says whatever comes into his head at the moment. He really has an ego. ... How has he gotten away with not turning over his tax returns? The press seems to be very gentle with him on that .And as for youthful indiscretions disqualifying one for future service, well, Flake ought to know that one well. His son Tanner has had some pretty nasty things to say:
"At first I thought it was funny," she said of Trump's early candidacy. "To think that there's a possibility that he could be president .
"I think he has gotten so much free publicity .
(Excerpt) Read more at Floppingaces.net...
There is no evidence that Kavanaugh committed any of these alleged indiscretions. That said, not only would Flake judge his sons with more leniency, but he’d give Kavanaugh the same benefit of the doubt if he were running for reelection. How do I know? He admitted it openly.
Flake is looking for a payoff. Simple.
Around my neck of the woods, the Mama Bears are out in force, and they are ticked off...
Jeff Flake is quitting, or he would never have opened his mouth, said so himself. He is a coward and a disgrace to the Republican party, and I think, ruined future chance for any public service in the future...
I just about choked when it was suggested he is a Presidential Candidate...He will be lucky to work as a ... can’t think of anything else he would be qualified for...anymore.
Just make sure Collins & Murkowski votes yes!
Then he just a plain SELL-OUT!
Interesting bedfellows he has.
“After the race tightened, the Wall Street Journal criticized a controversial Flake ad that accused Carmona of having ‘issues with anger, with ethics, and with women.’ Flake was endorsed by the Casa Grande Dispatch, the United States Chamber of Commerce, the Senate Conservatives Fund, and the Club for Growth.”
[Should call it the Club for Foreign Growth, IMO.]
Jut remember what Sen Flakes other son was accused of https://www.nytimes.com/2014/11/13/us/in-deaths-of-dogs-a-human-story-of-loss-and-intrigue.html
The author is right. One accusation against him or either of his minor sons and he’ll vote yes in a minute.
Mormons are fakes...fake Conservatives, fake Christians, even fake teetotalers.
Why? Between Mitt, Harry Reid, and Flake I see NO mormon who’s decent. Mormons are plastic people.
I pity those kids with a father that who has zero ethics or character. I hope they turn out better than their father, that will be a monumental task with Flake as their father figure.
If the Dems asked him to....
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