Excerpt from AP News
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Sen. Jeff Flake said Tuesday he would not seek re-election next year, delivering a forceful condemnation of the “flagrant disregard of truth and decency” and bemoaning political complicity in a Senate speech clearly directed at President Donald Trump.
The liars are not Donald Trump, Steve Bannon, and (((Stephen Miller,))) all of whom are finally getting out the message of truth about the swamp and the border-jumping invaders.
No, the liars are people like RINO (Republican in Name Only) Jeff Flake, John McCain, Lindsay Graham, and most of the rest of them.
Speaking to a rapt audience of other senators, the first-term Arizona lawmaker spelled out his frustration and disappointment in a floor speech before relaying the news that he would not be on the ballot in 2018.
“There are times we must risk our careers,” Flake said. “Now is such a time.”
Flake, you ***hole, you are risking NOTHING. Once out of the Senate you’ll be put into a million dollar a year law firm where you’ll do nothing to earn a legitimate living.
Stop, lying, you dumbass. No one with an ounce of brains is buying what you’re selling.
Flake, who has criticized the path that the Republican Party has taken under Trump, said the impulse “to threaten and scapegoat” could turn America and the GOP into a “fearful, backward-looking people” and a “fearful, backward-looking party.” Flake didn’t mention Trump by name, but clearly was directing his remarks at the president and his administration.
Some fears are justified, you POS. Anyone who would deny that globalism and the New World Order isn’t something to fear is a shill for the globalists.
That’s you, Flake, and most of those who gave you a standing ovation.
Flake, a former House member, is a conservative who favors limited government and free markets but one known to work on bipartisan legislation. Most notably, he has worked on immigration legislation aimed at finding a path to citizenship for the 11 million immigrants living here illegally.
Conservative? Conservatives have conserved nothing. Cuckservative is a better word.
“A political career does not mean much if we are complicit in undermining these values,” he said. He received applause at the conclusion of his remarks.
His extraordinary speech came shortly after Trump had joined Senate Republicans at their weekly policy luncheon, and came a few hours after the president had engaged in a war of words with another retiring Republican senator, Bob Corker of Tennessee.
Republicans and Democrats were upset with the news.
“It is one of the most depressing things that has happened during my time in the Senate,” said Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colo., who called Flake a man of great integrity and principle.
Moderate Republican Sen. Susan Collins of Maine said she was “extraordinarily disappointed” and called Flake a “person of utmost integrity.”
After bucking Trump in a state the president won, Flake is bottoming out in polls. Republicans may be left with a hard-core conservative challenger that might win the primary but lose in the general election.
Flake was facing a challenge from former state Sen. Kelli Ward, who failed in her effort to take out Sen. John McCain last year but has gained some traction this year. Last week, former Trump strategist Steve Bannon attended a fundraiser for her.
Flake was going to lose. So he bailed. He’s no hero, although the Trump-hating media are portraying him as one.
Kudos to Rand Paul, who has apparently decided to side with the populists over the globalists. He’s a bit of a hero today: