BREAKING: Sen. Jeff Flake to ‘Vote Yes’ on Judge Brett Kavanaugh

Originally published at: https://www.hannity.com/media-room/breaking-sen-jeff-flake-to-vote-yes-on-judge-brett-kavanaugh/

Sen. Jeff Flake announced Friday morning he intends to “vote yes” to confirm Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the US Supreme Court; throwing his support behind President Trump’s pick after allegations of sexual misconduct in the early 1980s derailed the nomination process.

According to the Washington Post, Flake claims he “left the hearing yesterday with as much doubt as certainty” but said the American justice system is based on the presumption of innocence.

“When Dr. Ford’s allegations against Judge Kavanaugh surfaced two weeks ago, I insisted that she be allowed to testify before the committee moved to a vote,” said Flake. “Yesterday, we heard compelling testimony from Dr. Ford, as well as a persuasive response from Judge Kavanaugh. 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.”

“What I do know is that our system of justice affords a presumption of innocence to the accused, absent corroborating evidence. That is what binds us to the rule of law,” he added. “I will vote to confirm Judge Kavanaugh.”