Tag Archives: Jeff Flake

Sen. Jeff Flake Blasts Trump For Groveling Before Putin: This Sends Our Allies A Terrifying Message [VIDEO]

“Singing his praises for no good reason sends a terrifying message to our allies. Flattering such a man is simply bizarre. That the admiration comes from an American president, well, that is unconscionable. If the White House is as confused about the nature of the threat we face from Mr. Putin as it seems to be, a meeting between our ...

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Jeff Flake Shops For Post-Senate Cable News Gig

The Daily Beast reports: When Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) leaves his current job at the beginning of 2019, he could already have a new one lined up: cable-news pundit. On Monday, he met with MSNBC president Phil Griffin; and on Tuesday, he met with rival network CNN’s chief Jeff Zucker. Flake was absent Monday for a series of Senate votes ...

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GOP Senator Blasts Trump’s “Not Grownup” Leadership: We’re About To Have A Full-Scale Trade War [VIDEO]

CBS News reports: Outspoken Trump critic Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Arizona, is lashing out against the administration’s latest tariff policy leveled against U.S. allies, calling the move “not grown-up leadership” in excerpts of remarks he delivered on the Senate floor on Thursday. The administration announced the move to impose tariffs last week after President Trump initially proposed them back in March, ...

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Flake Won’t Rule Out 2020 Run Against Trump [VIDEO]

NBC News reports: The senator has been one of the president’s most vocal GOP critics in Congress. He announced last fall he would not seek another term, citing, in part, the challenges that come with winning a GOP primary while speaking out against the president. He acknowledged Sunday that part of the reluctance of his fellow Republicans to also speak ...

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GOP Sen. Jeff Flake: Impeachment Will Be Our Only Remedy If Trump Orders The Firing Of Robert Mueller

The Washington Post reports: Sen. Jeff Flake, one of President Trump’s most prominent Senate critics, told The Washington Post in an interview Tuesday that he would support impeachment proceedings against Trump if the president ends special counsel Robert S. Mueller III’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election “without cause.” “We’re begging him: ‘Don’t go down this road. ...

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Jeff Flake Condemns Trump’s Attacks On The Press: He Uses The Same Words Spoken By Josef Stalin [VIDEO]

CNBC reports: Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., on Wednesday delivered a searing condemnation of President Donald Trump, specifically the way he employs the term “fake news” to dismiss objective reality. “2017 was a year which saw the truth – objective, empirical, evidence-based truth – more battered and abused than any other in the history of our country, at the hands of ...

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GOP Sen. Jeff Flake Compares Trump To Stalin

Politico reports: Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) said Sunday that President Donald Trump’s declaration that media is “the enemy of the people” is a throwback to Josef Stalin that should have no place in political discourse. “I’m saying he borrowed that phrase,” Flake told MSNBC’s Kasie Hunt of Trump’s choice of words. “It was popularized by Josef Stalin, used by Mao ...

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Joe Arpaio Hits Back At Jeff Flake: He Doesn’t Have The Guts To Face The People To Get Reelected [VIDEO]

Politico reports: Former Maricopa County, Arizona, Sheriff Joe Arpaio dismissed criticism from Sen. Jeff Flake Wednesday morning, telling Fox News that “at least I got the guts to face” voters in this year’s midterm elections. “I know he doesn’t like me. But who cares? He’s not running. He’s saying that I’m not going to last more than a month. That ...

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SNAP: Sen. Jeff Flake Mocks Joe Arpaio’s Senate Bid

The Washington Examiner reports: Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., on Tuesday dismissed former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s bid for the Republican nomination to replace him in the Senate, and said he’ll fizzle out as a candidate. “Write about it fast because it won’t last long,” Flake told reporters at the Capitol after attending a meeting at the White House on ...

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Sen. Jeff Flake Won’t Rule Out 2020 White House Bid

CNN reports: Sen. Jeff Flake says he isn’t ruling out a 2020 presidential run following his term in the Senate.  The Arizona Republican, who announced in October he would not be seeking re-election in 2018, told ABC’s “This Week” that he doesn’t have any formal plans to run for President following his time on Capitol Hill.  “I don’t rule anything ...

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Flake Flakes On White House Tax Celebration: I Can Only Take So Many Of These Stand And Clap Things

The Hill reports: Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) said he skipped a gathering of congressional Republicans at the White House on Wednesday because he did not want to attend an event where lawmakers are expected to simply “stand around and clap.” The event, attended by House and Senate GOP leaders and a number of Republican lawmakers, was held to celebrate congressional ...

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Sen. Jeff Flake Cites McCarthyism In Brutal Editorial Blasting “Contagious Sickness” Of Trump Administration

Retiring Sen. Jeff Flake cited the most famous moment of McCarthy hearings today in a Washington Post editorial which continues his savaging of the Trump administration. An excerpt: In words that today echo from his time to ours, Joseph Welch delivered the coup de grace: “You’ve done enough. Have you no sense of decency, sir, at long last? Have you ...

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LIVE VIDEO: White House Press Briefing

Perhaps obviously, most of today’s questions will be about Bob Corker and now, Jeff Flake. The spat began when Corker offered a litany of criticisms directed toward Trump in morning television interviews. The two then battled over Twitter, with Corker saying Trump should stay out of the tax-overhaul effort on Capitol Hill and Trump accusing the Tennessee Republican of trying ...

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Sen. Jeff Flake Savages “Outrageous, Not Normal” Trump In Exit Speech: I Won’t Be Complicit [VIDEO]

NBC News reports: Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., announced Tuesday he will not run for reelection next year, saying he was appalled by President Donald Trump and the direction of the Republican Party. “We must stop pretending that the conduct of some in our executive branch are normal. They are not normal,” Flake said in a passionate speech on the Senate ...

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ARIZONA: Democratic US House Rep. Kyrsten Sinema Announces 2018 Bid To Unseat Sen. Jeff Flake [VIDEO]

The Arizona Republic reports: U.S. Rep. Kyrsten Sinema is running for the Senate seat held by Jeff Flake, ending months of speculation about her political future and giving Democrats a top-tier fundraiser with experience on Capitol Hill. In a video announcing her bid,the Arizona Democrat recounts her upbringing in a family that fell from the middle class into homelessness. She ...

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Joe Arapaio Floats Bid To Challenge Sen. Jeff Flake

The Washington Examiner reports: After receiving President Trump’s first pardon, Joe Arpaio’s plans have gone from possible prison to book-writing, speeches and potentially another run for office in Arizona, with Sen. Jeff Flake’s seat one opportunity he is eyeing. The former Maricopa County sheriff told the Washington Examiner he’s upset at negative reaction to the Friday pardon, and that he ...

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Sen. Jeff Flake Slams GOP For Birtherism [VIDEO]

Flake’s approval rating currently stands at 18% and he’s been backpedaling from the far-right all week. The Hill reports: Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) in an interview broadcast Sunday said he wished the Republican Party had stood up to bitherism. On NBC’s “Meet the Press,” host Chuck Todd discussed Flake’s new book about conservatism and asked the Arizona senator if the ...

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GOP Sen. Jeff Flake Pens A Conservative Mea Culpa: Republicans Are To Blame For The Mess That Is Trump

GOP Sen. Jeff Flake goes to TOWN against Trump in an op-ed published tonight by Politico. An excerpt: Who could blame the people who felt abandoned and ignored by the major parties for reaching in despair for a candidate who offered oversimplified answers to infinitely complex questions and managed to entertain them in the process? With hindsight, it is clear ...

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GOP Moves To Dismantle Internet Privacy Laws

The New York Times reports: Republican senators moved Thursday to dismantle landmark internet privacy protections for consumers in the first decisive strike against telecommunications and technology regulations created during the Obama administration, and a harbinger of further deregulation. The measure passed in a 50-to-48 vote largely along party lines. The House is expected to mirror the Senate’s action next week, ...

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GOP Sen. Jeff Flake: It’s Time For The Senate To Finally Consider Supreme Court Nominee Merrick Garland

Politico reports: Arizona Republican Sen. Jeff Flake has maintained for months that Republicans should take up Merrick Garland’s Supreme Court nomination if it looks like the presidential contest is a lost cause for the GOP. It’s looking about that time, Flake said in an interview on Thursday. “I said if we were in a position like we were in in ...

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