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  • Jeff Flake, Jim Kolbe among Republicans supporting Joe Biden in presidential race

    08/24/2020 12:59:44 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 76 replies
    KGUN9 ^ | Aug 24, 2020
    Former Senator Jeff Flake and former Congressman Jim Kolbe are among many Republican members of Congress who have announced their support for Vice President Joe Biden and Senator Kamala Harris. Flake and Kolbe are among other Republican leaders supporting Biden and Harris in the upcoming presidential election, according to Biden's campaign Monday morning. Flake delivered remarks on his support later on Monday morning, which is the first day of the Republican National Convention.
  • More than two dozen former Republican lawmakers endorse Joe Biden on first day of GOP convention

    08/24/2020 5:22:40 AM PDT · by Alter Kaker · 226 replies
    CNN ^ | August 24, 2020 | Chandelis Duster
    Washington (CNN)More than two dozen former Republican lawmakers announced Monday they are endorsing Joe Biden for president. Former Sen. Jeff Flake of Arizona and former Rep. Charlie Dent of Pennsylvania are among those throwing their support behind the Democratic presidential nominee through "Republicans for Biden," and the endorsements come on the morning of the first day of the Republican National Convention. Biden has repeatedly emphasized Republican support as he looks to build a broad coalition in his campaign against President Donald Trump.
  • Former GOP Sen. Jeff Flake Says He Won’t Vote for Donald Trump in 2020 - (Throw Up)

    04/28/2020 5:28:08 PM PDT · by re_tail20 · 75 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 28, 2020 | Katherine Rodriguez
    Former Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) says he will not be casting his vote for President Donald Trump in 2020, citing concerns he had with the president before the 2016 campaign. “I just couldn’t support [Trump] long before he started to run. The birtherism thing was just too much for me. And then it piled on,” Flake, a vocal critic of Trump, told the Washington Post. Flake also warned that a second Trump term could deter younger voters from the GOP, especially on issues concerning the environment and immigration. “So for young people who’ve grown up around minorities or had a...
  • Jeff Flake: ‘Difficult’ for GOP Lawmakers to Speak Out Against Trump ‘Because They Want to Keep Their Jobs

    01/20/2020 7:42:16 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 93 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 01/20/2020 | Trent Baker
    During Monday’s broadcast of CBS’s “This Morning,” former Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) sounded off on his outspokenness against President Donald Trump ahead of the upcoming Senate impeachment trial. Flake, who was never shy about his distrust of Trump, said it is “difficult” for Republican lawmakers to speak out against Trump because they do not want to lose their jobs.
  • Democrat Marianne Williamson suspends 2020 U.S. presidential campaign

    01/10/2020 10:25:35 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 44 replies
    Reuters ^ | January 10, 2020 | by Doina Chiacu and Amanda Becker
    WASHINGTON - Marianne Williamson, the self-help guru who warned of the “dark psychic force” unleashed by Republican President Donald Trump, suspended her quixotic outsider campaign for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination on Friday. Williamson won admirers if not voters with a spirituality-focused campaign that promoted a politics of love and of conscience. She advocated a Department of Peace and embraced an economic justice agenda to repair damage done by so-called trickle-down economics. “I stayed in the race to take advantage of every possible effort to share our message. With caucuses and primaries now about to begin, however, we will not...
  • Jeff Flake claims Senate Republicans, not just Trump, are on trial

    12/21/2019 6:25:22 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 61 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12/21/2019 | Adam Shaw
    Former Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., is warning his former colleagues in the Senate that they, along with President Trump, will be on trial when the articles of impeachment eventually move from the House to the upper chamber. “President Trump is on trial. But in a very real sense, so are you. And so is the political party to which we belong,” Flake writes in an op-ed for The Washington Post Friday. […] Flake urges Republicans to consider the evidence, but at the same time not to repeat House Republican assertions the president hasn’t done anything wrong: “He has.” “The willingness...
  • Jeff Flake: GOP 'denying objective reality' when agreeing Trump did nothing wrong

    12/21/2019 5:02:25 AM PST · by where's_the_Outrage? · 116 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Dec 20, 2019 | Mike Brest
    Former Arizona GOP Sen. Jeff Flake issued a scathing rebuke of those in his party who stand with President Trump during his impeachment. Flake, 56, who did not run for reelection in 2018, published an op-ed titled, "Jeff Flake: The president is on trial. So are my Senate Republican colleagues," in the Washington Post on Friday. "As we approach the time when you do your constitutional duty and weigh the evidence arrayed against the president, I urge you to remember who we are when we are at our best. And I ask you to remember yourself at your most idealistic,"...
  • DRUDGE LOSES IT! Goes Full-on Never-Trump — Loses One-Fifth of Audience, 200,000,000 Page Views!

    11/03/2019 8:57:19 PM PST · by cba123 · 101 replies
    gatewaypundit ^ | October 17, 2019 | Jim Hoft
    What happened to Matt Drudge? Top Conservative Publisher turns on Trump! -- For the past week The Drudge Report has posted screaming headlines pushing President Trump’s impeachment! At the same time Drudge has ignored President Trump’s 50% Rasmussen approval rating — 5 points higher than Barack Obama at the same time in his presidency.
  • Jeff Flake tells GOP not to support Trump in 2020

    09/30/2019 11:12:07 AM PDT · by Innovative · 80 replies
    CNN ^ | Sept. 30, 2019 | Devan Cole
    The rest of the title: It's 'time to risk your careers in favor of your principles.' Former GOP Sen. Jeff Flake on Monday urged Republicans in Congress not to support President Donald Trump's 2020 reelection bid, saying they have a moral obligation to put their principles first -- even if it means risking their careers. Flake, a longtime Trump critic who has before argued that the Republican Party should not support the President in 2020, made his case in an op-ed published in The Washington Post titled "Fellow Republicans, there's still time to save your souls," writing that Senate Republicans...
  • When you’ve lost Matt Drudge….

    08/15/2019 3:10:57 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 130 replies
    Medium ^ | 8/13/19 | By B.J. Rudell
    Then later that morning, 22 people died and 24 more were injured in the El Paso, Texas mass shooting. About 12 hours later, 10 died and 27 were injured in the Dayton,Ohio mass shooting. That’s when Drudge’s tone toward the president shifted. Among the upper-left headlines on August 5 was this one: “After pair of mass shootings, Trump remains out of sight . . .” August 6 featured a “Bubble Popping?”warning regarding the stock market and the U.S. economy in general—a key indicator of Trump’s re-election chances. August 8 included an upper-left Rasmussen poll showing only 47 percent approval for Trump—a relatively low number compared...
  • Jeff Flake offers rare defense of Trump after Jimmy Carter suggests POTUS is 'illegitimate'

    06/28/2019 10:48:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 28, 2019 | Joseph A. Wulfsohn
    Outspoken Trump critic Jeff Flake offered a rare defense of President Trump in response to former President Jimmy Carter's remarks suggesting the current president isn't a legitimate one. Speaking at a Democratic forum on Friday, Carter weighed in on Russia's interference in the 2016 election and expressed his belief that it played a much bigger role in the election of Trump than Special Counsel Robert Mueller concluded. "I think a full investigation would show that Trump didn’t actually win the election in 2016," the 94-year-old former president said. "He lost the election, and he was put into office because the...
  • Jeff Flake: Better a Democrat win in 2020 than Trump

    03/30/2019 11:26:31 AM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 53 replies
    CNN ^ | March 30, 2019 | Jamie Ehrlich
    Washington (CNN)Former Republican Sen. Jeff Flake would prefer a Democrat win the 2020 election than have President Donald Trump serve a second term, saying that "four years is difficult enough to unravel some of the damage" done internationally by the administration. Flake, a longtime Trump critic who argued Thursday that the Republican Party should not support Trump in 2020, was asked if it is better for a Democrat to win the election if Trump is the Republican nominee.
  • Flake: Better for a Dem to win in 2020 than Trump

    03/29/2019 4:59:19 PM PDT · by BadLands59 · 57 replies
    The Hill ^ | 3/29/2019 | John Bowden
    Former Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) said Thursday that he would rather see a Democrat win in 2020 than have President Trump elected to a second term. Flake made his comments at a debate in New York hosted by the nonprofit Intelligence Squared. Flake and New York Times columnist Bret Stephens argued that the GOP should not renominate Trump, while Liz Peek and former Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach backed the president. Moderator John Donvan asked Flake if he would rather see Trump lose if he is the party's standard-bearer in 2020. "Are you willing to lose a cycle for...
  • Flake: Better for a Dem to win in 2020 than Trump

    03/29/2019 2:38:23 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 50 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 29, 2019 | John Bowden
    Former Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) said Thursday that he would rather see a Democrat win in 2020 than have President Trump elected to a second term. Flake made his comments at a debate in New York hosted by the nonprofit Intelligence Squared. Flake and New York Times columnist Bret Stephens argued that the GOP should not renominate Trump, while Liz Peek and former Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach backed the president. Moderator John Donvan asked Flake if he would rather see Trump lose if he is the party's standard-bearer in 2020. "Are you willing to lose a cycle for...
  • Ocasio-Cortez’s SOTU Guest: Jeff Flake’s Elevator Protester

    02/04/2019 9:01:50 AM PST · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 46 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2/4/19 | Joshua Caplan
    Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) will bring a woman to President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address who protested then-Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) in a Capitol Hill elevator over his support for Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s comfirmation. Ana Maria Archila, co-executive direct of the progressive advocacy group the Center for Popular Democracy, confronted the Arizona Republican as he made his way to a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing to advance Kavanaugh’ nomination to a full Senate floor vote. In a statement to The Intercept, Archila said expressed gratidue for Ocasio-Cortez’s invitation to Tuesday’s high-stakes speech. “I just feel particularly moved...
  • Flake: GOP Needs To Primary Trump — But It Ain’t Me, Babe

    01/29/2019 7:19:36 AM PST · by C19fan · 41 replies
    Hot Air ^ | January 29, 2019 | Ed Morrissey
    So much for the Great Right Hope in 2020. “I will not be a candidate,” former senator and now-CBS News contributor Jeff Flake announced to start his debut on CBS This Morning. Flake urged someone to run against Donald Trump in the Republican primaries, but in almost the same breath called it an impossibility:
  • CBS News In Talks to Hire Former Sen. Jeff Flake

    01/10/2019 1:37:45 PM PST · by detective · 33 replies
    MSN News ^ | Jeremy Barr
    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 challenge him for the party nomination in 2020, was spotted at the network's Manhattan headquarters last Friday. Flake could serve in the standard role for ex-politicians, as an on-air contributor, or as something more, according to knowledgable sources.
  • GOP senator knocks Romney: The last thing we need is ‘a Jeff Flake on steroids’

    01/05/2019 3:01:58 PM PST · by bitt · 37 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/5/2019 | CHRIS MILLS RODRIGO
    Sen. David Perdue (R-Ga.) needled fellow Republican Sen. Mitt Romney (Utah) in an op-ed in The Washington Post on Friday, arguing that the GOP doesn't need "more distractions." "The mainstream media and Democrats want to further divide Republicans, and now Romney has played right into their hands," Perdue wrote. "Jeff Flake (Ariz.) filled that role before his retirement; the last thing we need now in the Senate is a Jeff Flake on steroids. We certainly don’t need more distractions. We need constructive leaders who want to get things done." Perdue invoked Flake, a vocal critic of President Trump who retired...
  • Trump on Romney

    01/02/2019 5:22:01 AM PST · by be-baw · 87 replies
    Twitter ^ | January 2, 2019 | President Donald J. Trump
    Donald J. Trump ‏ Verified account @realDonaldTrump 26m26 minutes ago Here we go with Mitt Romney, but so fast! Question will be, is he a Flake? I hope not. Would much prefer that Mitt focus on Border Security and so many other things where he can be helpful. I won big, and he didn’t. He should be happy for all Republicans. Be a TEAM player & WIN!
  • Departure of Trump’s GOP critics in Senate leaves a void [barf]

    12/31/2018 10:49:53 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 42 replies
    Associated Press ^ | January 1, 2019 | Kevin Freking
    President Donald Trump’s most prominent GOP critics on Capitol Hill are days away from completing their Senate careers, raising the question of who — if anyone — will take their place as willing to publicly criticize a president who remains popular with nearly 9 in 10 Republican voters. Sens. Jeff Flake of Arizona and Bob Corker of Tennessee engaged in a war of words with the president on myriad issues over the past 18 months, generating headlines and fiery tweets from a president who generally insists on getting the last word. Those battles put them on the outs with many...