CNN's Toobin goes nuclear on Jeff Flake for refusing to act on Kavanaugh: 'An extraordinary political coward'
CNN's Jeffrey Toobin (Screengrab)

CNN legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin on Thursday unloaded on Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) for refusing to take concrete action to slow down the confirmation of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh -- even as he made yet another speech before the Senate that pleaded for civility.


"Jeff Flake is an extraordinary political coward," he said during a CNN panel discussion of Kavanaugh's nomination. "He gave a nauseating speech yesterday, I thought. He goes on the Senate floor to inform the other 99 senators that the people involved here are human beings. Like, no kidding, right?"

Toobin went on the shred Flake's pleas for civility as a mere "act" to bolster his own reputation, even as he does nothing to check a presidency that he himself believes is a danger to the country.

"His act of being an agonized nice guy -- when he has voted lockstep with Donald Trump on absolutely everything -- is really just such a tired act," he fumed. "Susan Collins (R-ME) and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) had the political courage to turn on President Trump when it came to the Affordable Care Act... they have been profiles in political courage, Jeff Flake has been the opposite."

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