On Sept. 28, in announcing that he would vote to confirm Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination, Sen. Jeff Flake of Arizona issued this statement by way of explanation:
“What I do know is that our system of justice affords a presumption of innocence to the accused, absent corroborating evidence. That is what binds us to the rule of law. While some may argue that a different standard should apply regarding the Senate’s advice and consent responsibilities, I believe that the constitution’s provisions of fairness and due process apply here as well.”
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