Flake Doubles Down: Kavanaugh Is Done If FBI Corroborates Blasey Ford’s Testimony

at Boston City Hall Plaza on October 1, 2018 in Boston, Massachusetts.
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Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) doubled down on what it would take for Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation to sink, telling reporters at the New Hampshire Institute of Politics in Manchester that any “lies” or “evidence” that corroborates Christine Blasey Ford’s story would disqualify him.

“Any nominee who lies to the committee, that is disqualifying,” Flake said, according to Politico. “If there’s evidence that comes back that corroborates Christine Ford’s story, then all of us will look at it that way.”

During an interview with “60 Minutes” on Sunday evening, Flake made similar remarks — that evidence that Kavanaugh lied to the Senate Judiciary Committee during his testimony combatting Blasey Ford’s claims of sexual assault would end the confirmation process.

Flake broke from his party last week when he said he wouldn’t vote to approve Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court until Democrats’ demands for an FBI probe into the allegations were met. The FBI is currently investigating the allegations, but Senate Republicans are still pushing for a vote on Kavanaugh before the end of the week.

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