by Jessica Lane
September 28, 2018
Photo by Andrew Harnik-Pool/Getty Images & Melina Mara-Pool/Getty Images
Whew chile….the drama!
In a shocking blow to the Republican’s unwavering campaign to get Judge Brett Kavanaugh nominated, Republican Senator Jeff Flake calls for a delay on the vote. He will not vote for Kavanaugh in the full Senate vote (scheduled for early next week) unless the FBI re-opens its background check and conducts a full investigation into the sexual assault claims brought to light by Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, Deborah Ramirez and maybe others.
And what exactly drove him to change his mind?
Well, we gotta believe yesterday’s gut-wrenching testimony from Dr. Ford at least made him think twice. Even President Trump agreed, via his press announcement, that Dr. Ford’s testimony was “compelling” and that she seemed like a “very fine woman…a very credible witness.”
Christine Blasey Ford and Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh delivered dramatic and contradictory testimonies before the Senate Judiciary Committee. Here’s a look back at key moments. https://t.co/AxzPGpP1F0 pic.twitter.com/LytUIXjuNS
— CNN (@CNN) September 28, 2018
But then, two women confronted Flake in an elevator and begged him, practically in tears, to reconsider his decision.
VIDEO: Jeff Flake confronted in an elevator by two women over Kavanaugh. pic.twitter.com/MOTuHvE8RW
— andrew kaczynski🧐 (@KFILE) September 28, 2018
And just why does is all matter?
A lot of people aren’t feeling Judge Kavanaugh, his judicial record or the allegations against him – groping, attempted rape, exposing himself and conspiring to drugging and gang-raping other teenagers.
And to get to him into Supreme Court, despite this drama, the Senate Republicans need at least 50 votes (there are 51 Republican senators vs. 49 Democratic senators) to nominate Kavanaugh. They already know Senators Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski were on the fence and Flake has just added himself to the list of uncertain voters. Now here’s where it gets really interesting, two Democratic senators, Joe Manchin and Heidi Heitkamp, have also been added to this list. The Republicans now have about 48 definite’s and 5 possible’s (including these Democratic swing voters).
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