Hawaii Sen. Mazie Hirono called for a thorough FBI investigation into recent allegations that Judge Brett Kavanaugh “threw ice” at an unidentified person during his time in college in the mid-1980s.
Hirono was speaking with CNN when she was asked to comment on new accusations the potential Supreme Court Justice “threw ice in someone’s face during a bar fight when he was in college.”
“I want to ask you about these new developments we found out overnight, these police documents that show that Brett Kavanaugh threw ice in someone’s face during a bar fight when he was in college. Do you feel that is in anyway disqualifying for someone in the Supreme Court?” CNN’s Berman asked.
“This is why we need an FBI investigation, because there are a lot of allegations and the reports really are about how he behaves when he is drunk,” Hirono fired-back. “So that is very relevant. And the portrayal of himself as practically a choir boy is contradicted by his roommate, for example, in high school and people in high school. This is why we need an FBI investigation, why we have been calling for one for what seems like months.”
FLAKE SPEAKS: The Senator Says US Can’t Have ‘Partisan’ Kavanaugh ‘On the Courts’
Sen. Jeff Flake spoke-out Tuesday regarding potential Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh; calling the judge’s congressional testimony “sharp and partisan” and saying that type of behavior “can’t” be had on the highest court in the country.
The GOP Senator was speaking with the Atlantic this week when he weighed-in on Kavanaugh’s stalled confirmation process, saying “We can’t have that on the Court.”
Sen. Flake’s comments come just days after he threw Kavanaugh’s confirmation proceedings into doubt after he and a handful of Democratic lawmakers asked the FBI to re-open its investigation into the potential Justice.
The Atlantic “caught up with Flake briefly as he left the event, and asked if this meant he would not vote to confirm Kavanaugh, even if the FBI cleared him by week’s end. He appeared rattled, and his handlers rushed him into the stairwell. ‘I didn’t say that …’ he stammered. ‘I wasn’t referring to him.’”
Read the full report at the Atlantic.
GRAHAM SPEAKS: Sen. Lindsey Graham Weighs-in on Flake’s Call for FBI Probe
Sen. Lindsey Graham weighed-in on Jeff Flake’s last-minute call for a ‘one week’ FBI investigation Friday afternoon; saying the GOP lawmaker was attempting to “bring the country together.”
The outspoken Kavanaugh-supporter spoke with reporters minutes after the Senate Judiciary Committee voted to advance the judge’s nomination, with Sen. Flake calling on GOP leadership to delay the vote “one week” to allow the FBI to probe allegations of sexual misconduct in the early 1980s.
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“I don’t expect any [Democrats] to vote for the guy… Jeff’s trying his best to bring the country together in the best way he knows how,” said Graham.