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Jeff Flake: I still donít know if I believed Kavanaugh (or Ford)
Hot Air ^ | October 23, 2018 | John Sexton

Posted on 10/24/2018 8:23:11 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Sen. Jeff Flake appeared on the View today and said he wasn’t sure if he believed Dr. Christine Blasey Ford or Judge Brett Kavanaugh, an answer that didn’t sit well with most of the show’s hosts.

Of course, all of the ladies on the show approved of Flake’s decision to demand an FBI investigation after he was confronted in an elevator by a couple of activists. But the conversation turned when Joy Behar asked if the FBI investigation merely gave Flake “cover” to vote for Kavanaugh. Flake pushed back a bit, noting that the Anita Hill FBI investigation only took four days. He added that the Kavanaugh investigation was, “thorough for the scope that it was” and claimed it was also “illuminating” though he wouldn’t say how exactly.

Co-host Sunny Hostin then asked, “Did you believe Dr. Blasey Ford’s testimony under oath before the committee?”

“She was very compelling. He was very persuasive,” Flake said.

Behar asked why Flake wanted to stick with Kavanaugh if there was any doubt about him. Flake said it would set a dangerous precedent if a “mere allegation” was enough to disqualify someone.

“So you didn’t believe her,” Hostin said.

“I don’t know,” Flake replied adding, “I don’t know if I believed him either.”

Flake then pointed out that he was one of just a few Senators who didn’t announce how they planned to vote before Dr. Ford testified. I don’t want to defend Flake being Flake but he does have a point here. None of the View’s hosts cared about all the Democrats who took Dr. Ford’s side before they’d even heard her story in person. There is no pushback on them to justify their votes. No one says, “So you didn’t believe him?” The pressure is entirely one-sided, i.e. the GOP has to justify their votes in light of Dr. Ford’s testimony but Democrats don’t have to justify their votes in light of Kavanaugh’s testimony and record.

At the end, of this exchange, Whoopi Goldberg again asks why the GOP decided to stick with Kavanaugh if there were questions about him regarding his teenage behavior, including his drinking. Flake replied that Kavanaugh had a perfect record for 12 years on the DC Circuit Court. His point, though he didn’t quite state it this way, was that maybe the sudden flurry of allegations had something to do with the partisan circus atmosphere. And if that’s the case, why would we expect the treatment of any replacement nominee to be any different.

Dare I say it? Flake is right about this. It was always easy for Dems to say ‘We have a problem with this guy but if you nominate someone else, it’ll be fine.’ That was always a lie. If Trump had nominated someone else they’d have repeated the process all over again with the new nominee. The goal was to block the nomination of a conservative, any conservative. And if you don’t believe that, just wait and see how Democrats behave if Trump gets a third appointment to the court.

(VIDEO-AT-LINK)


TOPICS: Arizona; Issues; Parties; U.S. Senate
KEYWORDS: 115th; christineford; flake; flakeyflake; ford; kavanaugh; senate
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That show sure is a brain trust.
1 posted on 10/24/2018 8:23:11 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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RINO loser can’t decide what to think .


2 posted on 10/24/2018 8:25:01 AM PDT by Col Frank Slade
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You do not know if you believe a woman whose own witnesses say she is lying.....you do not belong in office you do not have the IQ to see complex through much less even simple problems.


3 posted on 10/24/2018 8:25:04 AM PDT by Lady Heron
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

A budding lobbyist will never pick sides........of course he did vote yea.


4 posted on 10/24/2018 8:25:31 AM PDT by blackberry1
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Bad news Jeff. You can’t come out of the closet as a dummy when everyone already knows.


5 posted on 10/24/2018 8:25:36 AM PDT by alstewartfan ("We circle each other in flight Til together we roll like the ocean In its bed at night" Al Stewart)
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Doonesbury character speaks...


6 posted on 10/24/2018 8:25:53 AM PDT by dragonblustar (I love reading Trump tweets in the morning.)
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I lay awake at night worry about what Flake thinks, I sure hope he’s going to be okay? Should we setup a GoFund me page?


7 posted on 10/24/2018 8:26:02 AM PDT by Scythian_Reborn
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Well then you’re an f’n moron Jeff, but we already knew that. You open your mouth and prove us right every time.


8 posted on 10/24/2018 8:26:52 AM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

A US Senator can’t tell when he’s in the middle of an organized political PR event?

Or a US Senator wants to lie and pretend such things don’t occur regularly?


9 posted on 10/24/2018 8:29:22 AM PDT by PGR88
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Too stupid to fail. Thanks Arizona!


10 posted on 10/24/2018 8:29:32 AM PDT by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all.......)
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That is why BK or a confederate has to SUE HER! He needs to recover his good name and expose the polititization of it all.


11 posted on 10/24/2018 8:30:16 AM PDT by jimmygrace
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I lay awake at night worry about what Flake thinks..

Flake emotes. He does not think. Like so many politicians perhaps even more so, he tries to hide so much behind his own words even he doesn’t know what he thinks anymore. He’s like a marshmallow, but without flavor. House insulation, but without warmth.


12 posted on 10/24/2018 8:31:26 AM PDT by Flick Lives
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Just.go.dude.


13 posted on 10/24/2018 8:32:18 AM PDT by V_TWIN
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Believed them about what?


14 posted on 10/24/2018 8:32:46 AM PDT by BenLurkin (The above is not a statement of fact. It is either satire or opinion. Or both.)
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15 posted on 10/24/2018 8:33:37 AM PDT by areukiddingme1 (areukiddingme1 is a synonym for a Retired U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer and tired of liberal BS.))
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Flake is either stupid, lying, or both.


16 posted on 10/24/2018 8:35:34 AM PDT by thoughtomator (Number of arrested coup conspirators to date: 2)
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Yaaaawn

Lame duck bleeding out


17 posted on 10/24/2018 8:39:24 AM PDT by Nifster (I see puppy dogs in the clouds)
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The only Republicans that appear on the Spew are Bush League Republicans.


18 posted on 10/24/2018 8:40:09 AM PDT by Lurkinanloomin (Natural Born Citizen Means Born Here of Citizen Parents__Know Islam, No Peace - No Islam, Know Peace)
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There’s nothing like a spineless jellyfish for a “leader”.

You should run for president, Jeff. I’ve never seen anyone with more innate leadership ability than you.


19 posted on 10/24/2018 8:40:14 AM PDT by chris37
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

That is why Flake is a Flake...


20 posted on 10/24/2018 8:41:31 AM PDT by mastertex
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