The nation was captivated on Thursday as the United States Senate Judiciary Committee met with Judge Kavanaugh and his accuser, Dr. Christine Ford. They both provided lengthy statements, under oath, regarding Ford's accusation of sexual assault by Judge Kavanaugh.
The Republicans on the committee chose to relinquish most of their slotted time to an expert prosecutor who deals with sexual assaults. After hours of testimony, most people felt deeper entrenched in their own original beliefs.
However, there are a few swing vote on the committee that many analysts were unable to determine their potential votes toward the case. Now, one of the potential "swing" voters has just given a statement and it's making headlines.
"As he faces a Senate Judiciary Committee vote on his nomination to the Supreme Court, Brett Kavanaugh picked up a major endorsement Friday morning as Arizona Republican Sen. Jeff Flake said he would support Kavanaugh," reported Western Journal.
“Our system of justice affords a presumption of innocence to the accused, absent corroborating evidence,” Flake said in a statement Friday, Bloomberg reported.
The news is a major upset from the hearing and plays an important role for Kavanaugh. Flake had originally been a strong advocate for Ford but seemed to be swayed to Judge Kavanaugh after Ford's testimony failed to provide any concrete evidence to support her allegations.
“I wish that I could express the confidence that some of my colleagues have conveyed about what either did or did not happen in the early 1980s, but I left the hearing yesterday with as much doubt as certainty,” Flake said in his statement.
“While some may argue that a different standard should apply regarding the Senate’s advice and consent responsibilities, I believe that the constitution’s provisions of fairness and due process apply here as well. I will vote to confirm Judge Kavanaugh,” the statement concluded.
The committee is set to vote on Friday at 1:30 PM EST regarding the potential recommendation of Judge Kavanaugh. There is no doubt that this case will have a lasting impact on the nation.
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