Flake Joins Dems to Delay Justice
Per Fox News:
After meeting with Democrats behind closed doors, Flake, who earlier in the day announced he would endorse the nominee, emerged to call for a delay in a full floor vote to allow for an FBI investigation “limited in time and scope.” While backing Kavanaugh at the committee level, Flake said he'd only be "comfortable" moving ahead on the floor if the FBI investigates further.
He said the pause should last for no more than one week.
The call throws into doubt whether Kavanaugh can win enough support. The FBI and Trump administration have balked at another investigation. But Republicans have a slim 51-49 majority and can afford few defections.
The development caught the White House by surprise, just as the momentum started to shift in Kavanaugh's direction.
"Somebody's got to explain this to Trump," an exhausted Lindsey Graham told reporters, "I guess that will be my job."