On Tuesday, Arizona Senator Jeff Flake announced he will not be seeking re-election, marking the end of his career in the Senate. But the reason why this GOP Senator is quitting will make you spit!
Sen. Flake is blaming President Donald Trump and his supporters for his decision to give it all up. He called the POTUS and his supporters “reckless” and “undignified,” and accused the Republican Party of “giving up on their core principles.”
Flake trashed the President and all those who have “given in or given up on the core principles in favor of a more viscerally satisfying anger and resentment … but anger and resentment are not a governing philosophy.”
Sen. Flake has been an outspoken critic of the President. He even publicly slammed Trump in August over his immigration policy and travel ban. Trump did not stay quiet though and fired-back at Flake, saying he was “weak on borders, crime and a non-factor in the Senate.”
The Republican lawmaker took the opportunity to attack President Trump and fellow Republicans once again saying:
“The notion that one should stay silent as the norms and values that keep America strong are undermined,” Flake told his colleagues. “And as the alliances and agreements that ensure the stability of the entire would are routinely threatened by the level of thought that goes into 140 characters […] is a historic and, I believe, profoundly misguided.”
Are you glad Senator Flake is not seeking reelection? Sounds to us like it’s time for the Senator to retire if he has no interest in making America great!
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