Ex-Secret Service Agent: 'Jeff Flake Has No Spine'

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Author, political commentator and former Secret Service agent Dan Bongino called out Sen. Jeff Flake of Arizona on “Fox & Friends” on Saturday.

Bongino called Flake spineless for the caveat he put on his “yes” vote to send Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court to the Senate floor.

Flake said that he would vote yes on Kavanaugh, pending the agreement from other senators that the FBI would further investigate the claims made by Palo Alto University Professor Christine Blasey Ford that Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her more than 35 years ago when they were both teenagers.

Flake’s insistence caused Senate leaders to push for the investigation, which will require a week-long delay on Kavanaugh’s confirmation vote.

According to Bongino, Democrats pressured Flake into insisting on the investigation because they needed to regain ground lost when Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham called them out on their lack of integrity.

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“Jeff Flake is basically a mercenary, and that’s what’s wrong with Jeff Flake,” Bongino told the “Fox & Friends” hosts.

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“Here’s what Jeff Flake, in fact, did,” Bongino went on. “The Democrats needed a moment of clarity to get past Lindsey Graham’s explosive, volcanic floor statement that provided everyone, for once, a real account of what’s going on.

“The Democrats had to desperately get past that, they needed a delay. They know damn well this FBI investigation is going to do nothing to provide any clarity to this situation at all and Jeff Flake gave it to them. He sold out the GOP.

“[Flake] sold out the GOP. Everybody’s afraid to say it in some desperate hope that this man’s gonna grow a spine,” Bongion went on.

“…that’s exactly what happened yesterday, and that’s the truth, however painful it is to hear.”

President Trump has ordered the FBI to conduct a “supplemental” investigation, at the Senate Judiciary Committee’s request, Fox News reported.

Fox News’ Tucker Carlson also took a swipe at Flake on the Friday edition of his show, calling Flake the “ringmaster of the partisan circus.”

“Jeff Flake crumbled,” Carlson said. “In Washington, when they congratulate you on leaving the partisan circus, chances are you are now the ringmaster of the partisan circus. And of course, Jeff Flake is exactly that.”

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Carlson was referring to Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin tweet, congratulating Flake’s decision to stall Kavanaugh’s investigation further.

Maybe Manchin — who’s facing a tough re-election fight in the Mountain State — feels that way.

But as the comments from Bongino and Carlson make clear, many conservatives don’t agree.

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Savannah Pointer is a constitutional originalist whose main goal is to keep the wool from being pulled over your eyes. She believes that the liberal agenda will always depend on Americans being uneducated and easy to manipulate. Her mission is to present the news in a straightforward yet engaging manner.
Savannah Pointer is a constitutional originalist whose professional career has been focused on bringing accuracy and integrity to her readers. She believes that the liberal agenda functions best in a shroud of half truths and misdirection, and depends on the American people being uneducated.

Savannah believes that it is the job of journalists to make sure the facts are the focus of every news story, and that answering the questions readers have, before they have them, is what will educate those whose voting decisions shape the future of this country.

Savannah believes that we must stay as informed as possible because when it comes to Washington "this is our circus, and those are our monkeys."
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