From an op-ed published today by former Sen. Jeff Flake:
Two years ago I stood in the Senate chamber and said: “There are times when we must risk our careers in favor of our principles.” In my case, I had not supported the president’s election. One year into his presidency, I knew that I could not support his reelection.
At this point, the president’s conduct in office should not surprise us. But truly devastating has been our tolerance of that conduct. Our embrace of it. From the ordeal of this presidency, perhaps the most horrible — and lasting — effect on our democracy will be that at some point we simply stopped being shocked.
And in that, we have failed not just as stewards of the institutions to which we have been entrusted but also as citizens. We have failed each other, and we have failed ourselves. Let us stop failing now, while there is still time.
Read the full essay.
Jeff Flake writes for The Post: “Fellow Republicans, there’s still time to save your souls.” https://t.co/8vcFosLU65
— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) September 30, 2019
“My fellow Republicans, it is time to risk your careers in favor of your principles.”
Former GOP Sen. Jeff Flake is urging Republicans in Congress not to support President Trump’s 2020 reelection bid https://t.co/sx0gbzBnjU
— CNN (@CNN) September 30, 2019
FLAKE: “Whether you believe the president deserves impeachment, you know he does not deserve reelection.
Trust me when I say that you can go elsewhere for a job. But you cannot go elsewhere for a soul.”https://t.co/1n2fdahvy2
— Kathryn Watson (@kathrynw5) September 30, 2019