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.
Trump is completely melting down — here are the 6 craziest tweets he’s made just this morning
China's decision to slap new tariffs on $75 billion worth of American goods on Friday sent President Donald Trump into a downward mental spiral, as he was reduced to tweeting out unhinged orders and proclamations while the stock market has been plummeting downward.
On Friday morning, the president sent out a string of angry and nonsensical tweets that included attacks on the Chinese government and his own Federal Reserve chairman, as well as bizarre new orders to postal carriers.
Below, we'll recap the six craziest things Trump tweeted on Friday morning alone.
1.) Trump declares his own Federal Reserve chairman to be an "enemy." Trump was very angry that Federal Reserve Chairman Jay Powell did not immediately order deep interest rate cuts to combat a potential economic downturn, and the president was not shy about denouncing him in very pointed terms.
Republican who compares gay people to rapists and warns they may ‘harm’ kids running to unseat Democratic senator???????
Trump-Loving Extremist Gets Backing From Trump Team
A former Republican U.S. Congressman who has a long record of anti-LGBTQ comments and positions is running to unseat a Democratic U.S. Senator. Jason Lewis, who has claimed same-sex parents may harm children announced he is running against Minnesota Democratic Senator Tina Smith.
George Conway fears Trump is ‘psychologically decompensating before our very eyes’
President Donald Trump spent Friday morning melting down on Twitter as he watches bad economic news pour in, and conservative attorney George Conway worries he's suffering a mental breakdown.
Economists have been sounding alarms about a possible recession ahead of the 2020 election, and Trump has been alternately insisting things are fine while also trying to lay blame for a downturn at the feet of his political enemies.
Trump snapped at his own Federal Reserve chairman Jerome Powell, who has resisted pressure by the president to lower interest rates, and attacked Chinese leader Xi Jinping over a new round of tariffs in an escalating trade war.