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Did Jeff Flake even say anything?

Outgoing Senator Jeff Flake took to the Senate floor to decry the level of vitriol he saw in the debate over Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Kavanaugh has been accused by Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, Deborah Ramirez and Julie Swetnick of sexual assault and impropriety in his youth. His confirmation vote has been delayed to allow Blasey Ford and Kavanaugh to address the Senate Judiciary committee. Flake called for decorum during the rest of the hearings. But did he actually take a stand or was he just grandstanding?

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Flake bemoaned the "toxic political culture we've created" saying politicians have "fanned the flames" for personal gain. He then went on to make clear he did not know how he would vote on Kavanaugh's nomination. He called both Blasey Ford and Kavanaugh, "unwitting combatants in an undeclared war...these are human beings, with families and children, people who love them."

I do not know how I will assess the credibility of these witnesses, these human beings, on the grave matters that will be testified to, because I've not yet heard a word of their testimony. And because I am not psychic. I am not gifted with clairvoyance. Given these limitations I will have to listen to the testimony before I make up my mind about the testimony.

Flake made sure to state that he believes both Blasey Ford's account of what happened to her that night as well as believing that Kavanaugh is not a serial sexual predator. 

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Flake's critics felt he refused to take any real stance in the fight, choosing to play peacemaker instead of making a moral stake. 

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Supporters of Flake felt he took a brave stance against the president and brought civility to the issues. 

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