Republican officials sounded off on Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) on Friday after he sided with the Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee in calling for an FBI investigation into Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.
"He's a pompous a** who has lost his f**king mind," a high-level GOP official told The Daily Wire on the condition of anonymity.
The outrage against Flake came after he changed his mind from voting to confirm Kavanaugh to wanting an FBI investigation completed so that he would "feel better."
"He betrayed the Republican Party and went full-Democrat," the official said, adding that Flake's decision to call for an FBI investigation was short-sighted because of how that move puts the vacant Supreme Court seat in jeopardy. "He did not consider how his actions will affect the America that his grandchildren will grow up in and whether they will have the same freedoms that we have today."
Another GOP official, who echoed nearly identical sentiments about Flake, commented on a particular moment from Kavanaugh's testimony that they said will be a defining moment in U.S. history.
The official was referring to the part of Kavanaugh's testimony where the federal judges talked about the two-week "calculated and orchestrated political hit" on him, calling it "a circus."
"The consequences will extend long past my nomination," Kavanaugh said. "The consequences will be with us for decades. This grotesque and coordinated character assassination will dissuade competent and good people of all political persuasions from serving our country."