Flake, Coons say they were taken aback by Kavanaugh's 'partisan' testimony

Flake, Coons say they were taken aback by Kavanaugh's 'partisan' testimony

"That I was surprised - struck, to hear from a judicial nominee".

Although Gallagher and Archila had both kept their personal experiences with assault mostly private for years, they say that Flake's initial announcement that he would vote to approve Kavanaugh stirred them to action.

Flake voted for Kavanaugh to move out of the committee, but said he would not vote for the nominee on the Senate floor without an FBI investigation of the sexual assault and misconduct allegations made against him.

In dueling appearances last Thursday, he and Ford told their stories during sworn testimony before the Senate Committee.

During the Senate hearing on Friday, Flake huddled with Coons and other Democrats on the panel to enlist support for a bipartisan effort to call for a one week delay so the FBI could investigate the claims made by a number of women against Kavanaugh.

Mr. Nelson had sought to maintain an aura of open-mindedness about Mr. Kavanaugh's nomination, which has been roiled by two other uncorroborated accusations of sexual misconduct that allegedly occurred when he was in high school and college. "I think you give a little leeway there", Flake added.

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The FBI has opened an investigation after Trump bowed to pressure from moderate Senate Republicans. It gathered responses from 2,478 American adults, including 983 who identify as Democrats and 818 who identify as Republicans.

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Flake has emerged as a key swing vote in the fight for Kavanaugh's Senate confirmation.

Senate Republicans discussed the contours of the investigation with the White House late Friday, according to a person familiar with the call who was not authorized to discuss it publicly.

Murkowski is not on the committee, but also has not announced how she will vote on Kavanaugh's confirmation.

But Democratic Sen. Mazie Hirono of Hawaii, a Judiciary Committee member, doubted how credible the investigation will be given the time limit.

The third woman, Julie Swetnick, accused Kavanaugh and Judge of excessive drinking and inappropriate treatment of women in the early 1980s, among other accusations. He denies all the claims.

Lawyers for P.J. Smyth and Leland Ingham Keyser, two others who Ford said were in the house when she was attacked, have said their clients are willing to cooperate "fully" with the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Sens. Bill Nelson of Florida, Jon Tester of Montana and Joe Donnelly of IN announced their opposition before the Senate Judiciary Committee called for a supplemental, weeklong investigation by the FBI into some of the allegations of sexual misconduct on the part of Judge Kavanaugh.

Sanders spoke on "Fox News Sunday", Conway appeared on CNN's "State of the Union" and Graham and Hirono were interviewed on ABC's "This Week".

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