Flake said he is preparing a list of additional reforms he would like to see to the process, including a ban on giving earmarks to firms run by campaign contributors a frequent practice for some Members.
Alluding to the charges against Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich (D), Flake asked, Whats the difference between selling a Senate seat and delivering a bunch of contracts for campaign cash?
Vice President Joe Biden waits to conduct a mock swearing-in ceremony with Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, in the Capitol's Old Senate Chamber, December 2, 2014. Schatz was sworn in to serve the remainder of his term since he was appointed to the seat after Sen. Daniel Inouye, D-Hawaii, passed away.