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READ: Brit Hume Tweets ‘So What, Exactly, Did Sen. Flake Get in Return’

Well, he asked.

WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 28: Sen. Jeff Flake (C) (R-AZ) speaks during a meeting of the Senate Judiciary Committee September 28, 2018 in Washington, DC. Flake was crucial in getting the committee to agree to an additional week of investigations into accusations of sexual assault against Kavanaugh before the full Senate votes. A day earlier the committee heard from Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford, a California professor who has accused Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her during a party in 1982 when they were high school students in suburban Maryland. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

There was quite a bit of drama in the Senate Judiciary Committee on Friday when Senator Jeff Flake announced that he was only voting to pass Brett Kavanaugh out of committee to a full Senate vote on the condition that the FBI re-opened their background check into Kavanaugh to look into the various sexual assault allegations against him.

Once Senator Lisa Murkowski backed Flake up in this demand, Republican Senate leadership — and ultimately Donald Trump — had no choice but to relent and request that the FBI do just that.

But while many cheered this result, Fox News analyst Brit Hume took another tack, asking what Jeff Flake got out of the deal:

Many on Twitter were dumbfounded by the tweet:

And decided to answer his question for him:

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