While Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) approved Judge Brett Kavanaugh out of committee, he caused further chaos by demanding a week of FBI investigation which was then signed onto by other swing votes like Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK). But he showed what a hack he was on Sunday when asked about his decision.
Flake revealed that if he had been running for re-election in Arizona he never would have demanded an investigation because doing so would have made him unelectable.
From Daily Wire:
Scott Pelley: Senator Flake, you’ve announced that you’re not running for re-election and I wonder, could you have done this, if you were running for re-election?
Sen. Jeff Flake: No, not a chance
Scott Pelley: Not a chance?
Sen. Jeff Flake: No, no.
Scott Pelley: Because politics has become too sharp, too partisan?
Sen. Jeff Flake: There’s no value to reaching across the aisle. There’s no currency for that anymore. There’s no incentive.
Wow. Way to confess to being a coward and a hack. So you’re claiming you think now it’s right to call for it, but you wouldn’t have called for it if you were running for re-election? Did you really just say that?
And then, indicating he doesn’t give a darn about what his constituents think?
Flake also confessed that the delay or the FBI investigation might not actually help anything, that it could be worse. Of course, many people told him this, that he was being played or siding with Democrats attempting to delay but he did it anyway.
From Daily Caller:
“There’s a chance [that we are going to be in exactly the same place a week from now] and we know that. And some of our colleagues said that,” Flake said. “We’ll be back here one week from now, it’ll be worse.”
“There will be other outrageous allegations that come forward. The FBI will talk to people that won’t want to talk anymore. We won’t be any better off,” Flake continued. “There is a chance that that will happen.
But he did say he thought they could make progress.
Interestingly, Flake, who has been very anti-Trump, but had no real national profile before his flake-out, went to New Hampshire after all the drama of the vote. He’s dropped hints in the past that he might consider primarying President Donald Trump.