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After Voting ‘Yes’, Jeff Flake Throws Wrench On The Kavanaugh Nomination And Hell Breaks Lose On The Senate Floor

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Following a day of emotionally wrought testimony, Senate Republicans on Friday advanced Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh to the full Senate with a favorable recommendation on a party-line vote. Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake (R) voted “yes” in support of Kavanaugh. But anxiety and confusion struck Republicans when Flake retreated to an ante room off the hearing chamber with Democratic Sen. Chris Coons of Delaware, where he remained secluded for nearly an hour.

Early Friday, Flake committed to supporting Kavanaugh, but appeared to regret his decision as the morning went on.

The Arizona Republican emerged from the ante room and addressed the committee, where he announced that he will vote to forward the nomination to the floor with the understanding that the FBI conducts an investigation of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford’s allegations of sexual misconduct against Kavanaugh.

Grassley then decided to abruptly end the meeting. This left many people in the room confused, including Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) who yelled at Grassley, “What?!”

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Wisconsin Dairy Farmer Dumps 56,000 Pounds Of Milk Because ‘No One’s Buying It’

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The coronavirus pandemic has dried up the marketplace for dairy products as restaurants, schools and businesses in food service have been closed. Now, dairy farmers are flushing away milk because no one is buying.

Mark Mueller, a Wisconsin dairy farmer said he dumped 56,000 pounds of milk on Friday, blaming restaurant closures because there was no place for him to haul his product.

The milk harvested from the nearly 1,000 cows will rot, Mueller told WFRV.

Mueller said he’s worried the COVID-19 pandemic is preventing dairy farmers from getting their milk to the market.

“It’s really depressing,” said Mueller. “It’s like all your hard work just running down the drain.”

Another farmer, Farmer Ryan Elbe, said his dairy farm is dumping about 30,000 gallons (113,562 liters) a day.

“We thought this would never happen,” Elbe said. “Everybody’s rushing to the grocery store to get food, and we have food that’s literally being dumped down the drain.”

CBS12 reported that Elbe’s cooperative, Dairy Farmers of America, has agreed to pay them for milk that’s being dumped.

For most people, the coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough that clear up in two to three weeks. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia, and death.

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