Jake Tapper Tells Stephen Colbert the Kavanaugh Hearings Will Resonate For Years

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Judge Brett Kavanaugh listens to opening statements during his Supreme Court confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee in the Hart Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill, Sept. 4, 2018 in Washington, DC.

CNN's Jake Tapper joined Stephen Colbert on the Late Show Monday night to discuss the sexual misconduct allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. 

When asked if Kavanaugh's Senate hearing last week would be remembered forever, Tapper said, "I think so, I think people will look back on this week...and what they thought about what was being said and remember it."

Of the FBI investigation into the allegations against Kavanaugh, Tapper said, “I think they want an FBI investigation that will remove the issue of a FBI investigation from the Kavanaugh nomination.”

A proposed vote on Kavanaugh is scheduled for Friday. Tapper said he “assumed” Kavanaugh would be voted onto the Supreme Court, earning boos from the audience, to which Tapper said “I’ve heard worse.”

Tapper also called Sen. Jeff Flake’s decision to support an FBI investigation a “gutsy move.”

When asked how the recent Kavanaugh story will change how reporters cover sexual assault and the role of women in Washington politics, Tapper responded, “I’ve had all women panels lots of times, but this Sunday I felt like we’ve heard from men enough.”

This article originally appeared in THR.com.