Sens. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) and Chris Coons (D-DE) agreed during an interview with “60 Minutes” on Sunday that if an FBI investigation into allegations of sexual assault against Brett Kavanaugh found that the Supreme Court nominee lied to the Judiciary Committee, he would no longer be considered for the position.
“Oh yes,” Flake said when asked hypothetically if Kavanaugh’s nomination “would be over” if the probe reveals he lied.
“I would think so,” Coons said.
Coons and Flake worked together on Friday to come to an agreement following a tumultuous Senate Judiciary Committee meeting. Flake had previously indicated he would support Kavanaugh’s nomination, but, after being confronted by protesters and listening to Democrats’ calls for an investigation, he decided to shift positions and asked the committee to request the White House order a week-long probe into the allegations.
The White House requested the probe, but the scope will reportedly be narrow.
The FBI background investigation into the sexual assault allegations against Judge Kavanaugh is supposed to be complete by next Friday. A vote in the full Senate is likely to be scheduled soon after. pic.twitter.com/TDWq1lhpML
— 60 Minutes (@60Minutes) October 1, 2018