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Jeff Flake: 'We Simply Can't'

The senator says he was 'very troubled' by Kavanaugh's remarks
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 2, 2018 5:50 PM CDT
Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz. participates in an interview at the The Atlantic's 'The Constitution in Crisis' forum in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018.   (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

(Newser) – Sen. Jeff Flake—the Republican who made a last-minute stand for the FBI to investigate Brett Kavanaugh—sounded more notes of caution Tuesday about the embattled Supreme Court nominee, Newsweek reports. "I was very troubled by the tone of the remarks" at his Senate Judiciary Committee hearing testimony, Flake said at The Atlantic Festival in Washington, DC. "The initial defense that Judge Kavanaugh gave was something like I told my wife: 'I hope that I sound that indignant if I was unjustly maligned.' But then it went on, and the interaction with the members was sharp and partisan, and that concerns me." Flake also said, "We can't have this on the court. We simply can't." In related news, including a possible Kavanaugh re-nomination:

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