His opening statement suggested the inquiry into Christine Blasey Ford's sexual assault allegation was motivated by Democratic bitterness over the 2016 election and his role in the investigation of former USA president Bill Clinton.
He says it's important that senators have a chance to ask directly about what the FBI investigated, what evidence they collected and who they interviewed.
While speaking at The Atlantic Fest on Tuesday, Flake noted that he was disappointed in the tone that Kavanaugh had adopted while defending himself against sexual assault accusations. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., is limited to a week and both Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell have said that the Senate should vote on Kavanaugh this week.
In testimony provided to the Senate Judiciary Committee last Thursday, Ford claimed that Judge, who is a former classmate of Kavanaugh's, was "urging Brett on", during her alleged attack, at times telling Kavanaugh to stop.
Democratic Senator Chris Coons told reporters he was in discussions with the White House on the probe.
McConnell spoke as the Federal Bureau of Investigation continues its renewed background check of claims by three women that they were victims of sexual misconduct by Kavanaugh three decades ago.
Chad Ludington, a Yale classmate of Kavanaugh, said in a media statement the judge was not truthful during his Senate testimony last week about his drinking and that Kavanaugh was "a frequent drinker and a heavy drinker" at Yale who often got belligerent and aggressive when drunk.
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Julia Swetnick says she went to house parties attended by Mr Kavanaugh in the early 1980s, where she said he and his friends tried to "spike" girls' drinks. A third woman who has accused the judge of sexual misconduct in the 1980s, Julie Swetnick, was not on the initial list of witnesses to be interviewed.
Ford also revealed that Kavanaugh's friend Mark Judge was in the room throughout, but Judge has said that he doesn't remember the incident.
"I don't think you should lie to Congress", Trump said on Tuesday. Trump has likewise denied the allegations made against him. Kavanaugh's confirmation to the lifetime post would cement the conservative grip on the Supreme Court.
Donald Trump defended his pick but conceded that the appeals court judge has had a "bit of difficulty" with alcohol.
But Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, chairman of the Judiciary Committee, said Kavanaugh could be excused for showing passion.
Democrats are also questioning Kavanaugh's honesty, particularly over statements he made about his drinking in high school and college.
He said the Democrats are undermining Kavanaugh's credibility and are "willing to do anything or hurt anyone" to submarine his agenda. "That is how it has worked for us to cede so much authority and to give so much power to the Supreme Court because people still have faith". He said it was Flake who deserved "whatever kudos or credit there is" because "he's the one who has deeply angered his caucus and caused great consternation to his majority leader".
In now-public transcripts from an interview with Republican Judiciary Committee staff on September 25, two days after the Ramirez allegations were reported in the New Yorker, Kavanaugh claimed that it was Ramirez who was "calling around to classmates trying to see if they remembered it", adding that it "strikes me as, you know, what is going on here?"