September 28, 2018 / 1:37 PM / in 22 days

Republican U.S. Senator Flake to back Trump court pick

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican U.S. Senator Jeff Flake on Friday said he would vote to support President Donald Trump’s U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

Senate Judiciary Committee member Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) questions Judge Brett Kavanaugh during his Supreme Court confirmation hearing in the Dirksen Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, U.S., September 27, 2018. Win McNamee/Pool via REUTERS

“I will vote to confirm Judge Kavanaugh,” Flake, who has been critical of Trump and is set to retire after his current term, said in a statement.

Reporting by Richard Cowan; Writing by Susan Heavey; Editing by David Alexander

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