The NewYorker takes a little look at retiring Senator in connection with Ford v Kavanaugh….
Most everyone in America appears to have grown more enraged during the past three years, but Jeff Flake—a Republican from Arizona, and a presumed swing vote in the Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s Senate confirmation—has only appeared more pained. On Friday, he looked more withdrawn than ever, eyes wet, voice a little frayed, chin tucked down in the sombre knot of his tie. This morning, Flake released a statement saying that he would support Kavanaugh, after all. Shortly after, two protestors stopped his elevator for five minutes, told him their stories of sexual assault, and asked how Brett Kavanaugh, accused of attempted rape and howling about the partisan conspiracy against him, could be trusted to deliver justice for all Americans. “Thank you,” Flake said quietly, meeting their eyes after one of the women demanded it….
Flake is a committed conservative, and part of the libertarian insurgency that controlled the Republican Party for much of this past decade. Early this year, there was a spasm of speculation that he might run for President in 2020, but he never had the right mood for the moment: politics seemed to make him sad. Two days ago, he took to the Senate floor to criticize the President. Trump had just asked why Christine Blasey Ford had not gone to the police when she was fifteen, if she had truly been sexually assaulted. “How uninformed and uncaring do you have to be to say things like that, much less believe them?” Flake said. He went on to say that, whatever came of Ford’s and Kavanaugh’s testimony, it would not repair the trust lost in the confirmation hearings. “However this vote goes,” Flake said, “I am confident in saying it will be forever steeped in doubt.”…
Flake has admitted that IF he was running for reelection again?
He would have NOT forced the Senate to reopen the Kavanaugh background check…