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Letters: Reflections on the Brett Kavanaugh drama

Sen. Jeff Flake of Arizona speaks during a

Sen. Jeff Flake of Arizona speaks during a Senate Judiciary Committee meeting on Sept. 28. The panel accepted his suggestion to allow the FBI to further investigate Brett Kavanaugh before voting on the Supreme Court nominee's confirmation. Credit: AP / Andrew Harnik

A reader said Sen. Jeff Flake, a Republican from Arizona, had the courage to follow his conscience and ask for a further investigation of Brett Kavanaugh by the FBI [“U.S. senators should have term limits,” Letters, Oct. 9]. On TV, Flake said that if he were up for re-election, he could not have done that.

Do not confuse Flake’s action with courage. A man of courage will vote his conscience, no matter the consequence.

James J. Grant,


“You, sir, under historic scrutiny, were proven innocent.” So said President Donald Trump to newly sworn Justice Brett Kavanaugh [“Kavanaugh: I harbor no bitterness,” News, Oct. 9].

No, that is not true. Kavanaugh was not proved innocent. Rather, due to the limited scope of the FBI investigation, he was not proved guilty. A fine line, indeed.

Linda Euell, Southampton