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Arizona protests on Flake's Kavanaugh stance

Posted at 2:25 PM, Sep 28, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-28 23:03:58-04

A crowd of demonstrators outside U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake's office grew to more than 100 people at one point on Friday.

The scores of people irate over the Arizona Republican's willingness to vote for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh have been standing on both sides of a busy Phoenix street.

Some have been holding umbrellas for the heat and signs of support for Kavanaugh's accuser, Dr. Christine Blasey Ford.

Lisa Blackhorse said Friday that seeing footage of Flake avoiding two sexual assault survivors spurred her to join the protest. The 54-year-old who showed up with her 22-year-old son says the confrontation she watched on television was "a tipping point."

The GOP has accepted Flake's suggestion that the vote be delayed for a week to allow the FBI to investigate the allegations against Kavanaugh.