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"This country is being ripped apart here," Flake told the Senate Judiciary Committee.
28 September, 2018
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- With just minutes to go until the Senate Judiciary Committee voted on Kavanaugh's confirmation, Flake entered closed-door talks with other senators to discuss terms of a possible FBI investigation.
- Flake said he will vote against Kavanaugh unless a one-week FBI investigation takes place.
- Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), who's remained undecided on Kavanaugh, says she will support Flake.
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