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Jeff Flake Defends Kavanaugh: ‘Hard To Say’ What Excessive Drinking Is

Though Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) delayed the Kavanaugh vote on the Senate floor for up to one week for the FBI investigation, he has begun to show signs that he stands with Kavanaugh.

Now that all of the allegations against Brett Kavanaugh have virtually imploded with no corroborating evidence or witnesses, the Left has been pushing the false narrative that the SCOTUS nominee lied under oath regarding his excessive drinking as a teenager. Speaking with NBC’s “Today,” Flake essentially said that is a false charge.

“With regard to his drinking in particular, it seemed that he downplayed it somewhat,” said anchor Savannah Guthrie, even though Kavanaugh admitted to sometimes drinking too much.

“That’s obviously difficult to judge what constitutes drinking in excess. I’m not sure how to quite judge that ― especially for this Mormon,” Flake said. “If he misled the committee in that way, that’s something that is not right and shouldn’t happen, can’t happen. We’ll have to look at what the FBI comes back with. I don’t want to prejudge.”

Earlier this week, Flake said that Kavanaugh would be automatically disqualified from serving on the Supreme Court if he was shown to have lied under oath.