Sen. Jeff Flake has been trying to win them over, but on Tuesday he lost the support of previously fawning progressives. They turned on him for comments he made about Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.
Flake praised Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, and panned Kavanaugh. Blasey Ford accused Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her when they were both in high school. Flake described Blasey Ford as “very compelling.”
Flake made the comments during an interview on ABC’s The View.
— The Daily Beast (@thedailybeast) October 23, 2018
— Democratic Coalition (@TheDemCoalition) October 23, 2018
— Laurence Tribe (@tribelaw) October 23, 2018
Please go away and take up knitting, Jeff Flake. https://t.co/OhKErfYrPv
— Ian Millhiser (@imillhiser) October 23, 2018
Nobody stands more bravely for standing for nothing than Jeff Flake! https://t.co/f8wCjr4rtO
— Mark Harris (@MarkHarrisNYC) October 24, 2018
Conservatives did not appreciate Flake’s comments as well:
In addition to being a spineless coward, Jeff Flake is a fool. The left does not forgive, nor forget. His pathetic little Kavanaugh stunt was all for nothing. https://t.co/GZHgYFclUK
— Brent Bozell (@BrentBozell) October 23, 2018