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Hollywood Stars Respond to Jeff Flake's Kavanaugh Vote, Call for FBI Investigation

Hollywood Stars Respond to Jeff Flake's Kavanaugh Vote, Call for FBI Investigation

9:42 AM PDT 9/28/2018 by Katherine Schaffstall

Alyssa Milano, Billy Eichner, America Ferrera, Amber Tamblyn have taken to Twitter to show their disapproval for Friday's Senate Judiciary Committee vote on Trump's latest Supreme Court nominee.

Following Brett Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford's testimonies on Thursday, Hollywood stars have taken to Twitter to express their outrage over the ongoing confirmation process for Trump's Supreme Court nominee. The Senate Judiciary Committee voted to advance Kavanaugh's nomination to the full Senate on Friday. But Republican senator Jeff Flake, who said earlier Friday that he would vote for the judge, said before the committee vote that he'd like a one-week FBI investigation to take place before the full Senate votes on Kav anaugh's nomination.

Ford accused Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her while they were in high school. During the hearing, Kavanaugh claimed that the allegations were false and called them "a political hit."

Many stars in Hollywood have taken to Twitter to show their support for Ford following the testimony.

Meanwhile, Billy Eichner simply tweeted, "Republicans are terrible people" in response to the vote.

Amber Tamblyn referred to the vote as a continuing "war waged on women." She tweeted, "We are going to have to continue the hard work of this battle, one day at a time, one election after another."

Flake's decision-making also dominated Hollywood tweets about the vote. He was confronted by two sexual assault survivors on Friday morning--an interaction that was captured on CNN.

America Ferrera wrote in part, "Love and thanks to the patriots in this video speaking truth to Flake. You sp eak for millions of us."

Octavia Spencer later tweeted "FLAKE!!!!!!!!" in response the to Republican senator's call for the FBI to conduct a full investigation into the accusations. Kumail Nanjiani credited the women that addressed Flake in the elevator for the decision. "Flake calling for an FBI investigation. Wow. The heroic act by those women in the elevator worked," he tweeted. Actress Alyssa Milano, who attended Thursday's hearing, also took back an earlier tweet calling Flake "a coward" and wrote, "I take it back."

Others used Twitter to criticize Kavanaugh following the vote. Bernie Sanders took to Twitter to tell his followers that Kavanaugh "does not belong on the Supreme Court."

Source: Google News Hollywood

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