Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., listens to a question from a reporter after meeting with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky. in his office in the Capitol in Washington, Friday, Sept. 28, 2018. The Senate Judiciary Committee advanced Brett Kavanaugh's nomination for the Supreme Court after agreeing to a late call from Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., for a one week investigation into sexual assault allegations against the high court nominee. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
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Politics are the time when men and women demonstrate their mettle for their fellow citizens, community, state or nation.
The tension in the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing room was almost unbearable in the hours and minutes before Sen. Jeff Flake announced that he wanted a limited FBI investigation of the sexual assault claims against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.