Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) on Tuesday suggested that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh should not be confirmed if his behavior on the court will reflect his “partisan” testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee.
While speaking at The Atlantic Fest on Tuesday, Flake noted that he was disappointed in the tone that Kavanaugh had adopted while defending himself against sexual assault accusations.
“The Supreme Court is still… the last institution that most Americans have faith in,” Flake said. “That is how it has worked for us to cede so much authority and to give so much power to the Supreme Court because people still have faith.”
According to the Republican senator, the country will be in trouble “if that faith is gone.”
“I was very troubled by the tone of the remarks,” Flake said of Kavanaugh’s testimony. “The initial defense that Judge Kavanaugh gave was something — like I told my wife I hoped I wouldn’t sound that indignant if I felt that I was unjustly maligned.”
“But then it went on,” he pointed out. “And the interaction with the members was sharp and partisan. And that concerns me. And I tell myself you give a little leeway because of what he’s been through.”
Flake added: “On the other hand, we can’t have this on the court. We simply can’t.”
Watch the video below from The Atlantic.
WATCH: Saturday Night Live airs Christmas special — that’s just one giant dig at the Electoral College
NBC's "Saturday Night Live" aired an opening skit that was just one giant attack on the electoral college.
A snowman introduced the segment, saying that we could look in on the holiday table conversation thanks to hacked Nest cams.
The skit featured a house in San Francisco, California, a second in Charleston, South Carolina and a third in Atlanta, Georgia.
Each dinner table debated impeachment, and the differences between President Donald Trump and his predecessor, President Barack Obama.
But then the snowman said that none of their votes matter.
"They'll debate the issues all year long, but then it all comes down to 1,000 people in Wisconsin who won't even think about the election until the morning of," the snowman said. "And that's the magic of the Electoral College."
Georgia mayor being recalled for racism resigns from office: report
Hoschton Mayor Theresa Kenerly resigned in a special city council meeting held on Saturday, the Atlanta Journal Constitution reported Saturday.
"The resignation came just days after Councilman Jim Cleveland resigned saying he‘d rather leave office on his own terms than face voters in a recall election next month," the newspaper reported. "Both resignations follow an AJC investigation launched seven months ago into claims that an African American candidate for city administrator was sidetracked by Mayor Theresa Kenerly because of his race."
Nine 2020 Democrats unite to demand DNC Chair Tom Perez scrap debate rules: report
The Democratic National Committee is facing a revolt for the party's 2020 presidential candidates for its restrictive debate rules.
"Nine Democratic presidential candidates, including the party's front-runners, are urging the Democratic National Committee to toss out the current polling and fundraising rules used to determine who appears in televised debates and reopen the exchanges to better reflect the historic diversity of the current field. The candidates say the rules exclude diverse candidates in the field from participating," CBS News reported Saturday evening.