Friday on MSNBC, presidential historian Jon Meacham said Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) calling for a delay on the floor vote pending an FBI investigation into the sexual misconduct claims against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh was a “triumph of common sense.”
Meacham said, “This is a triumph of common sense in a great way. We were talking about if we were a United States senator, we would want these questions answered. That’s what’s happening. I think Senator Flake deserves an enormous amount of credit. From a layman’s view this is a sensible outcome here.”
He added, “If you watched yesterday, if you were compelled by the testimony in the morning, if you were struck by the testimony in the afternoon, then I think most fair minded people would come to the end, would have come to about 6:45, 7:00 p.m. last night in the East and said, ‘you know I’d like to know a bit more.’ There’s a third person in the room, allegedly. Why are we just relying on a letter here? Why can’t we find more about the calendar? As was said, you can do a lot in the week when you have the entire FBI there. Who knows what the outcome of this is? If you were in favor of more information, of trying to introduce reason instead of reflexive passion, this is a good afternoon.”
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