Sen. Joe Manchin weighs in on call for FBI investigation from GOP Senator


In this Sept. 27, 2018, photo, Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington. The Senate Judiciary Committee advanced Kavanaugh’s nomination for the Supreme Court after agreeing to a late call from Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., for a one week investigation into sexual assault allegations against the […]

During the final minutes of the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh, one Senator reached across the aisle in an effort to reduce the partisan division.  Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) called for an FBI Investigation with limited scope and time before the vote goes to the Senate floor.  Sen. Flake suggested that the investigation last no longer than one week.

“I would only be comfortable moving forward on the floor until the FBI has done more investigation than they have already,” Sen. Flake said.  “It may not take them a week.  I understand that some of these witnesses may not want to discuss anything further, but I think we owe them due diligence.”

U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) weighed in on the call from Sen. Flake.  Here is a look at what he had to say.

“I applaud Senator Jeff Flake’s decision to rise above the partisan circus on display during this entire process.  I took courage to take a stand and call for a one-week FBI investigation to get to the bottom of the allegations against Judge Kavanaugh,” Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) said.  “This has been a partisan and divisive process.  The American people have been pulled apart by this entire spectacle and we need to take time to address these claims independently, so that our country can have confidence in the outcome of this vote.  It is what is right and fair for Dr. Ford, Judge Kavanaugh, and the American people.”

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