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By Gordon Forgey



October 4, 2018

Last week, Senator Jeff Flake of Arizona declared that more time and an FBI investigation were needed to decide on the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh for the Supreme Court. New allegations against Kavanaugh had clouded the hearings devoted to his nomination.

Democratic senators on the Judiciary Committee wanted a fuller investigation as well. The Republicans accused them of trying to delay the vote. The Republicans wanted the vote and the matter closed quickly.

Neither party was willing to bend from their stance.

Then, Flake, a Republican, broke ranks and called for a compromise.

The resul...

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