Chris Coons: ‘I Am Deeply Grateful’ to Flake for Delaying Kavanaugh Vote

‘And others I believe will join him in saying that they are not comfortable proceeding to a final vote on Judge Kavanaugh’s nomination without a short additional professional period of investigation’

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REPORTER: "What happens if the FBI investigation is not completed in one week’s time? What will happen based on your conversation with Jeff Flake? What will happen at that point?"

COONS: "Here’s what I said I can commit to because I don’t control the FBI and I don’t control whether or not other allegations come forward. I will say and I am saying now, that I am deeply grateful to Senator Flake and others who I believe will join him in saying that they are not comfortable proceeding to a final vote on Judge Kavanaugh’s nomination without a short additional professional period of investigation. There is understandable concern on the part of many senators in the other caucus that they expressed in our Judiciary Committee meeting that there will be additional allegations coming forward. If there are, I think they should be investigated. What Senator Flake has proffered and what I support is the idea that it should be no more than a one week delay before a final vote and that, frankly, the current allegations should be sufficient for the FBI to give some further input to the members of the Committee about whether there are or are not reasons for there to be some cloud hanging over Judge Kavanaugh’s nomination."

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