Skip to comments.Shocker: Jeff Flake Is Being Totally Insufferable As Government Shutdown Looms
Posted on 12/21/2018 1:56:32 PM PST by jazusamo
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Well, hes been a pain in the rear end for months. Hes been a thorn in his partys side during the Brett Kavanaugh Supreme Court nomination. Even as the GOP tries to confirm a slate of conservative judges to federal benches, hes been insufferable. And why? On the latter issue, it was over Senate Republicans refusal to pass a bill to protect Special Counsel Robert Mueller from being fired by the president. Yes, Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) has acted like your atypical Never Trump Republican. He has no base of support, no plan, no future, and so he acts like a bull in a china closet. Hes pretty much acted like a Democrat as he prepares to leave the Senate, which cannot come soon enough.
As the government teeters on a shutdown over border security, the House passed a spending bill last night that funded the government and included the $5 billion President Trump has requested for the border wall. As this legislation heads to the Senate, Flake says he will vote no to forward this bill, and if another GOP senator joins him, this continuing resolution could end in legislative death. So, now it seems that Flake can add being against border security to his list of tantrums. Get lost, man.
President Trump says hes prepared for a long shutdown , and urged Mitch McConnell to go nuclear if need be to get this bill through (via NBC News ):
President Donald Trump on Friday said the chances of a partial government shutdown were "very good" after meeting with Senate Republicans at the White House.
He called the meeting with GOP lawmakers "great," and said, "Now it's up to the Democrats as to whether or not we have a shutdown tonight."
He earlier warned Senate Democrats that if they don't vote for his border wall, there will be a "very long" government shutdown beginning Friday night. And he pressured Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., to use the "nuclear option," which would end the right to filibuster legislation in the Senate and allow the bill to pass with a simple majority.
The "nuclear option" refers to a last-resort way for the majority party in the Senate to overcome objection by the minority, and it involves using a simple majority of 51 votes rather than 60.
McConnell, speaking on the Senate floor after the meeting with Trump, voiced support for the House-passed bill with the $5 billion in border wall funding and what he called much-needed investments in disaster relief for hard-hit communities.
I support the additional border security and disaster aid that the House added to the bill and Im proud to vote for it, he said.
Let's advance this legislation, he said, just before the Senate began voting on a motion to proceed. This vote only needs a simple majority, and will start proceedings on the bill, but is not the key vote that requires 60 votes to advance the legislation.
So, grab some whisky, roll in the cots, and brace for impact. Were probably going to have a government shutdown. Also, this has to be done. The border wall is a key Trump campaign promise. He needs to follow through on it. With Democrats taking over the House in January, this is the best time to get it done, or at least part of it.
Even Flake’s nose leans left.
His behavior is so bad, he must be hiding something. Hope the Arizona AG can find it.
Flake and Ryan are already planning on how to assault the 2020 election cycle.
How does he benefit from this?
If the Flakester keeps this up, he’ll be starring in the next Fat Mikey Moore Action Hero comedy.
I truly don’t see how he does, like McCain I think it’s pure vindictiveness.
He probably has some variety of sexual deviancy going on. It seems it’s either that or money with these lying politicians.
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So, Juan McCain lives on in Jeff Flake. Got it.
Senators need to give him a ‘soap in a towel’ going away party
Versus any other time in particular?
He wants to be colbert’s sidekick.
Cushy loby job?
I would dearly love to try to straighten it for him. A nice roundhouse punch would work wonders.
FLAKE is a self-serving, evil man.
I think Flake just wants to influence our lives, and he doesn’t care whether that influence is good or evil. As far as I can tell, this petty man gets a thrill from exerting power over the little people.
auditioning for that CNN spot
a complete a$$wipe to the bitter end.
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Paints an unappetizing picture.
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