Tucker Carlson on Friday declared Sen. Jeff Flake the "ringmaster of the partisan circus" after the lawmaker called for an FBI investigation into Brett Kavanaugh.

Flake (R-Ariz.) had voted to send Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination to the full Senate.

He said before the vote, in agreement with Democrats, that he'd be calling for a one-week delay to allow the FBI to investigate the sexual misconduct claims against the nominee.

President Trump subsequently ordered the bureau to conduct the "supplemental" probe at the request of the Senate Judiciary Committee.

"Jeff Flake crumbled," Carlson said, noting that Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) commended Flake for rising above "the partisan circus on display."


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"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," Carlson added.

After announcing earlier in the day Friday that he'd support Kavanaugh's nomination, Flake was also confronted by two female protesters in a Capitol Hill elevator.

The two protesters, both explaining they were victims of sexual assaults, began shouting at Flake because of his expected vote.

Carlson said that the impending FBI investigation into Judge Kavanaugh does not mean much.

"If you're looking for truth, this would be an utterly pointless exercise," he said.


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