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Jeff Flake Reveals Death Threats From Trump Cultists

The Guardian reports: Jeff Flake, the former Republican senator for Arizona and a vocal critic of the Trump administration, has revealed he received a number of threats from supporters of the president before he left office this year. In an interview with the Guardian, Flake described several examples of threatening messages and behaviour made against him and his family that …

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Jeff Flake’s Elevator Protester To Be AOC’s SOTU Guest

Splinter News reports: President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address on Tuesday might be nothing to look forward to, but there’s a silver lining regarding who will be in attendance. Ana Maria Archila, one of two women who was recorded in September confronting then-Republican Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake in an elevator during the confirmation process for Supreme Court Justice …

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Jeff Flake Joins CBS News, Won’t Run In 2020 [VIDEO]

From the Hollywood Reporter: Former Sen. Jeff Flake has landed as a CBS News contributor and announced on air on Tuesday that he will not run for president in 2020. Flake was spotted at the network’s New York City headquarters on Jan. 4 amid talks for a role, The Hollywood Reporter reported at the time. That role was formally announced …

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CBS News In Talks To Hire Former Sen. Jeff Flake

From the Hollywood Reporter: After retiring from the U.S. Senate last week, Jeff Flake is still looking for his “next thing.” It might just be at CBS News, which has engaged in talks with the Arizona Republican about a role at the network, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. Flake, who emerged as one of President Trump’s biggest critics and might …

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In Farewell Address Sen. Jeff Flake Warns US Is “By No Means Immune To The Shadow Of Tyranny” [VIDEO]

“I believe that we all know well that this is not a normal time, that the threats to our democracy from within and without are real, and none of us can say with confidence how the situation that we now find ourselves in will turn out. To say that our politics is not healthy is something of an understatement. “Let …

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Flake: I’ll Block Judges Until Mueller Protection Vote

NPR reports: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., is blocking a bipartisan effort to protect special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation of the Russia attack on the 2016 presidential election — prompting retiring Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., to pledge he will block progress on confirming judicial nominees. “Why are we so sanguine about this?” Flake said in a speech on the …

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Flake Floats 2020 WH Bid: Trump Must Be Challenged

Politico reports: Jeff Flake said Friday that a Republican needs to challenge Donald Trump for the Republican presidential nomination in 2020. And it might be him. Flake gave at least some credence to the widespread speculation that he might mount a quixotic primary campaign against Trump, given the retiring senator’s public fretting about the state of the party. The Arizona …

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Flake Will Attempt To Force Vote On Protecting Mueller

The Hill reports: Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) announced Thursday that he will try to force a vote on legislation protecting special counsel Robert Mueller in the wake of President Trump ousting Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Flake said he and Sen. Chris Coons (D-Del.) will go to the Senate floor next week to try to get a deal on advancing the …

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Flake: My Final Vote Is Yes, Unless Something Changes

Vox reports: Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) has announced he plans to vote to confirm embattled Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, barring any major last-minute changes. Flake said he would vote to confirm Kavanaugh this weekend unless “something big changes,” according to NBC News reporter Alex Moe. He doesn’t anticipate anything like that: “I don’t see what would,” Flake said, adding …

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Jeff Flake Slams Trump’s “Appalling” Mocking Of Ford

Mediaite reports: Sen. Jeff Flake criticized President Donald Trump for mocking Christine Blasey Ford at his rally on Tuesday night, in an appearance on the Today Show alongside Sen. Chris Coons. “There’s no time and no place for comments like that,” the Arizona Republican said. “And to discuss something this sensitive at a political rally, is just not right. I …

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Jeff Flake: I’m Leaving The Senate But Not Politics

The Hill reports: Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) on Tuesday vowed to stay involved in politics after he leaves the Senate in November, noting that he doesn’t yet know “at what level or in what way” but plans to remain committed. “I’m not leaving the Senate because I’m not tied to this institution or ‘pox on all your houses,'” Flake said …

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Falwell: Christians Need To Stop Electing Nice Guys

The Washington Examiner reports: Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr. implored conservatives and Christians to support “street fighters” over “nice guys” in order to defeat the Democratic Party’s agenda. Falwell, a staunch supporter of President Trump, referred to current Republican lawmakers as a “bunch of wimps” in a tweet Friday night. The tweet comes as Senate Republicans have given into …

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Women Who Confronted Jeff Flake Speak Out [VIDEO]

The Daily Beast reports: It was all so spontaneous. Maria Gallagher, 23, had come to the Hart Senate office building on Friday morning to protest the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. And as part of her responsibilities, she’d been tasked with camping out outside of Sen. Jeff Flake’s office to somehow, someway, persuade him to vote no. …

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BREAKING: Committee Votes To Advance Kavanaugh, Flake Calls For Week Delay Before Full Senate Vote

The Senate Judiciary Committee has voted 11-10 along party lines to advance Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the full Senate. GOP Sen. Jeff Flake is calling for a week’s delay before the full Senate votes pending an FBI investigation. USA Today reports: The Senate Judiciary Committee voted along party lines Friday to move Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination to the Senate …

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Jeff Flake: We Owe Kavanaugh’s Accusers An Apology

Republican Sen. Jeff Flake just gave an emotional speech on the Senate floor in which he said that Kavanuagh’s accusers deserve an apology. “These people are not props for us to make our political points,” he said. Flake also went after Trump, saying, “I do not believe that a claim of sexual assault is invalid because a 15-year-old girl didn’t …

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GOP Sen. Jeff Flake Calls For Pause In Kavanaugh Vote

Politico reports: Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court hit a serious roadblock Sunday night, as GOP Senate Judiciary Committee member Jeff Flake said he is uncomfortable voting to advance Kavanaugh’s nomination later this week after the nominee’s sexual assault accuser went public. Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), who is not a member of the committee but whose vote is critical …

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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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