Skip to comments.Jeff Flake: I still donít know if I believed Kavanaugh (or Ford)
Posted on 10/24/2018 8:23:11 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
Sen. Jeff Flake appeared on the View today and said he wasnt sure if he believed Dr. Christine Blasey Ford or Judge Brett Kavanaugh, an answer that didnt sit well with most of the shows hosts.
Of course, all of the ladies on the show approved of Flakes 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 wouldnt say how exactly.
Co-host Sunny Hostin then asked, Did you believe Dr. Blasey Fords 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 didnt believe her, Hostin said.
I dont know, Flake replied adding, I dont know if I believed him either.
Flake then pointed out that he was one of just a few Senators who didnt announce how they planned to vote before Dr. Ford testified. I dont want to defend Flake being Flake but he does have a point here. None of the Views hosts cared about all the Democrats who took Dr. Fords side before theyd even heard her story in person. There is no pushback on them to justify their votes. No one says, So you didnt believe him? The pressure is entirely one-sided, i.e. the GOP has to justify their votes in light of Dr. Fords testimony but Democrats dont have to justify their votes in light of Kavanaughs 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 didnt quite state it this way, was that maybe the sudden flurry of allegations had something to do with the partisan circus atmosphere. And if thats 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, itll be fine. That was always a lie. If Trump had nominated someone else theyd 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 dont believe that, just wait and see how Democrats behave if Trump gets a third appointment to the court.
RINO loser cant decide what to think .
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.
A budding lobbyist will never pick sides........of course he did vote yea.
Bad news Jeff. You can’t come out of the closet as a dummy when everyone already knows.
Doonesbury character speaks...
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?
Well then you’re an f’n moron Jeff, but we already knew that. You open your mouth and prove us right every time.
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?
Too stupid to fail. Thanks Arizona!
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.
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.
Believed them about what?
Flake is either stupid, lying, or both.
Lame duck bleeding out
The only Republicans that appear on the Spew are Bush League Republicans.
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.
That is why Flake is a Flake...
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