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Jeff Flake confronted by sexual assault survivors after he backs Kavanaugh

Jeff Flake confronted by sexual assault survivors after he backs Kavanaugh

The Senate Judiciary Committee will vote to confirm Kavanaugh Friday morning, and Flake will be one of the senators voting "yes".

Mr Flake, often a vocal critic of his own party's president, had been outspoken in raising doubts about Judge Kavanaugh in the days leading up to this week's historic hearings.

Following the release of his statement, Flake was confronted in an elevator at the Capitol.

President Donald Trump later on Friday granted the Senate's request, ordering the FBI to conduct a "supplemental investigation" into his nominee for the nation's highest court.

Coons told "GMA" he believes Flake's earlier encounter with two women upset about his initial support for Kavanaugh also played a part in the senator's decision. Jeff Flake was hesitant to vote "yes" on his confirmation.

Democratic Senate Judiciary Committee members, Sen. Richard Blumenthal, during the confirmation hearing of Judge Brett Kavanaugh, Sept. 28, 2018.

An anti-Trump Latino man who twice voted for Barack Obama in 2008 and 2012 admits the spectacle involving Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford, who accuses Kavanaugh of sexual assault, has changed everything for him.

Mark Judge, who Ford says was in the room with Kavanaugh when he pinned her to a bed and covered her mouth while trying to remove her clothes, has also denied the incident took place.

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"As the Senate has requested, this update must be limited in scope and completed in less than one week", he said via a statement on Twitter.

Ramirez has accused Kavanaugh of shoving his genitals in her face at a party in college.

When Dr. Ford's allegations against Judge Kavanaugh surfaced two weeks ago, I insisted that she be allowed to testify before the committee moved to a vote.

"We can confirm the FBI has reached out to interview Ms. Ramirez and she has agreed to cooperate with their investigation".

Swetnik claimed that she was raped by such a group at a party where Kavanaugh and Judge were present. "Out of respect for the integrity of the process, we will have no further comment at this time".

Allowing the Federal Bureau of Investigation to review Ford's allegations was Democrats' most recent and insistently demanded justification for delaying the nomination.

Democrats who were opposing Trump's pick were pushing for the investigation.

"I decided I would vote against Judge Kavanaugh based on his legal theories and his jurisprudence before Dr. Ford's disturbing allegations ever came forward", Coons said.


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