Tag Archives: Sen. Jeff Flake

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Flake: Kanauagh Was ‘Sharp and Partisan’

“We can’t have that on the Court.”

— Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ), quoted by The Atlantic, after calling Brett Kavanaugh’s interactions with senators “sharp and partisan.”

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Flake: Trump Has ‘Debased’ the Presidency

“Our presidency has been debased by a figure who has a seemingly bottomless appetite for destruction and division and only a passing familiarity with how the Constitution works. And our Article I branch of government, the Congress is utterly supine in the face of the moral vandalism that flows from the White House daily.”

— Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ), quoted by the Daily Beast, in an advanced copy of the commencement address for Harvard School of Law.

Enumerati

Kasich Within 6 Points of Trump in N.H.

6 points

A new American Research Group poll in New Hampshire finds President Trump leads Gov. John Kasich (R) in a possible presidential primary by 6 points, 48% to 42%. Trump leads Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) by a wider margin, 49% to 33%, with 18% of voters undecided.

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Flake: Trump, Do-Nothing Congress Are Dangerous

“An American president who cannot take criticism — who must constantly deflect and distort and distract — who must find someone else to blame — is charting a very dangerous path. And a Congress that fails to act as a check on the President adds to the danger.”

— Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ), in a speech on the Senate floor.

Enumerati

AZ Republicans Split on Who Should Replace Flake

32% to 29%

A new Data Orbital poll of likely Republican Senate primary voters in Arizona found 32% either definitely or probably voting for Kelli Ward (R), compared to 29% who said they were definitely or probably not voting for her. Another 34% said it would depend on who gets in the race and 5% refused to answer.

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Brewer Hints that Flake is a ‘Sissy’

“Politics is not for sissies.”

— Former Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer (R), in a KNXV interview, on Sen. Jeff Flake’s (R-AZ) decision not to run again.

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Flake Says Trump Administration ‘Dangerous to Our Democracy’

“We must stop pretending that the degradation of politics in our executive branch are normal, they’re not normal… it’s reckless, outrageous, and undignified… it’s dangerous to our democracy.”

— Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ), in a speech announcing he will not run for re-election.

Poetic Justice

Flake’s Cake Is Baked

It’s a sure bet he wouldn’t have won, anyway,
So Jeff Flake’s name won’t be on the ballot come election day.
But if you’re going to go down,
You might as well tell the town
That Donald Trump is a danger to our democracy.

Enumerati

Flake More Unpopular than Trump in Arizona

18% to 61%

A new Public Policy Polling survey in Arizona finds Sen. Jeff Flake’s (R-AZ) approval rate at just 18%, with 62% disapproving. In contrast, President Trump’s approval rate in the state is 44% to 53%. If the 2018 election were held today, Flake would lose to a generic Democrat, 47% to 31%.

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Flake: Anti-Hillary Chants Didn’t Help GOP Cause

I had a bit of trouble with some of the chants, the ‘lock her up’ and what not. I don’t think that that, while it certainly appeals inside to that room, it doesn’t appeal much on the outside.

— Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ), telling WGN-AM that chants of “lock her up” at the Republican National Convention hurt the party’s case against Hillary Clinton.