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  • Trump’s Judicial Nominees Now Under Threat From... Guess Who?

    06/21/2018 11:15:30 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/21/2018 | Jazz Shaw
    President Trump has now energized voters in both parties to levels not seen in decades as the midterm elections approach. On the GOP side, voter enthusiasm even exceeds the levels reported before the red wave of 2010, and one of the main reasons Republican voters cite is the progress being made on judicial appointments. When it was announced that Congress would need to hang around for most of the August recess and continue working, processing nominations was a key factor in that decision.But now somebody might be putting the brakes on the nominee confirmation process and it’s not even...
  • Flake threatens to limit Trump court nominees: report

    06/20/2018 7:58:34 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 78 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/20/18 | Brett Samuels
    Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) is reportedly considering using votes on President Trump’s appellate court nominees as a bargaining chip for demands on two separate issues. CNN reported that Flake may block votes on the court nominations while he attempts to secure action on tariffs and travel restrictions to Cuba. “We’re discussing it,” he told the network. Flake is a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, where Republicans hold a one-seat advantage over Democrats. If Flake does not support the appellate nominees, it could compromise their nominations. Most judges are voted out of the committee along party lines. However, Judiciary Committee...
  • Flake Holds Up Judicial Nominee, Won’t Say Why

    06/19/2018 3:54:45 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 38 replies
    rollcall.com ^ | 6/19/18 | Todd Ruger and Niels Lesniewski
    Arizona Republican Jeff Flake halted an appeals court nominee last week and he’s not publicly saying why, a behind-the-scenes move that takes aim at one of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s top priorities this year. The Senate Judiciary Committee scuttled a planned vote June 14 on the nomination of Britt Grant, a pick from Georgia for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit. Flake’s hold throws a cog in what has been the Senate GOP’s smoothly operating judicial confirmation machine. “Oh, it’s just something I’m working out,” Flake said Tuesday, without offering any more details. The typically media-friendly...
  • White House faces growing outcry over migrant family policies

    06/17/2018 1:56:18 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 103 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/17/18 | Brett Samuels
    The White House appears poised for a fight over its policy of separating migrant families who cross the border illegally, even as a growing number of lawmakers are voicing concerns about the practice. Democrats and some Republicans have in recent days visited facilities used to house separated family members, leading to new questions about the process and growing calls for the so-called "zero tolerance" policy to end. GOP Sens. Jeff Flake (Ariz.) and Susan Collins (Maine) wrote to the Departments of Homeland Security and Health and Human Services on Saturday asking for clarity on the administration's practice of separating migrant...
  • Jeff Flake rips Navarro’s comments on Trudeau: ‘This cannot be our party’

    06/10/2018 2:06:40 PM PDT · by Proud White Trump Supporter · 67 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 10, 2018 | Julia Manchester
    Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) ripped White House National Trade Council Director Peter Navarro on Sunday for comments he had made earlier lashing out at Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, saying the remarks cannot be representative of the Republican Party. "Fellow Republicans, this is not who we are. This cannot be our party," Flake said in a tweet. Flake was responding to comments made by Navarro earlier on Sunday, in which he slammed Trudeau's remarks on trade, saying there was a "special place in hell" for any leader who engages in "bad faith diplomacy" with President Trump.
  • Sen. Jeff Flake doesn't rule out 2020 primary challenge to President Trump (LOL)

    05/27/2018 7:58:54 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 63 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 27, 2018 | David Sherfinski
    Sen. Jeff Flake on Sunday did not rule out launching a Republican primary challenge to President Trump in 2020 and said he does hope a GOP alternative to Mr. Trump emerges for the next presidential election.
  • Flake comes out against Haspel's nomination to lead CIA

    05/16/2018 4:45:12 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 72 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 16, 2018 | Jordain Carney
    GOP Sen. Jeff Flake (Ariz.) announced Wednesday he will oppose the nomination of Gina Haspel, President Trump's pick to lead the CIA, citing her ties to the controversial "enhanced interrogation" program used during the George W. Bush administration. "Congress needs to be able to provide fully informed oversight. My questions about Ms. Haspel's role in the destruction of videotapes relevant to discussions occurring in Congress regarding the program have not been adequately answered," Flake said in a statement. Flake, a vocal critic of Trump who is set to retire after this year, is the third Republican senator to come out...
  • Traitor Senators Took Money from Iran Lobby, Back Iran Nukes

    05/15/2018 4:08:06 PM PDT · by detective · 35 replies
    Front Page ^ | August 25, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    Senator Markey has announced his support for the Iran deal that will let the terrorist regime inspect its own Parchin nuclear weapons research site, conduct uranium enrichment, build advanced centrifuges, buy ballistic missiles, fund terrorism and have a near zero breakout time to a nuclear bomb. There was no surprise there. Markey had topped the list of candidates supported by the Iran Lobby. And the Iranian American Political Action Committee (IAPAC) had maxed out its contributions to his campaign. After more fake suspense, Al Franken, another IAPAC backed politician who also benefited from Iran Lobby money, came out for the...
  • McCain's health improving, family and friends say

    05/12/2018 3:04:21 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 217 replies
    Fox News ^ | Amy Lieu
    U.S. Sen. John McCain is feeling better as he recovers from cancer treatment and surgery in Arizona, according to family members and friends. Arizona's junior U.S. senator, Jeff Flake, told Fox News on Friday that he spoke with McCain by phone that morning, and said his 81-year-old colleague was “doing better” than he had been recently. In April, McCain underwent surgery for an intestinal infection. Flake did not go into detail, but he smiled and spoke in a tone of voice that suggested he was pleased or relieved to offer the positive update.
  • Manchin becomes second Dem to back Pompeo

    04/23/2018 10:05:33 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 18 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 23, 2018 | Jordain Carney
    Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) said on Monday that he will vote for CIA Director Mike Pompeo to be the next secretary of State, making him the second Democrat to support Pompeo's nomination. "After meeting with Mike Pompeo, discussing his foreign policy perspectives, & considering his distinguished time as CIA Director & his exemplary career in public service, I will vote to confirm Mike Pompeo to be our next Secretary of State," Manchin said in a tweet. Pompeo likely already had the votes to be confirmed by the full Senate. With Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) expected to oppose him, Pompeo needed...
  • Attack of the Dean-Leaners The Libertarian Case for the Democrats

    10/14/2003 5:07:32 PM PDT · by RJCogburn · 26 replies · 110+ views
    Reason ^ | October 14, 2003 | Julian Sanchez
    I think I must have been ill that day. At some point, no one can say precisely when, libertarians apparently swore a feudal oath of fealty to the Republican Party. In response to an American Prospect article on libertarian disenchantment with the Bush administration, Reason's own former editor in chief Virginia Postrel explained that "real Dean voters don't like Jeff Flake. (I do.)" On the Crossfire view of politics, this makes sense: You pick your team and root for it, come hell or high water. The Platonic Real Dean Voter can't possibly hold any affection for a member of the...
  • 2 Republican senators suggest they’d support impeaching Trump if he fired Mueller (Flake & Graham)

    03/20/2018 9:28:59 PM PDT · by Innovative · 117 replies
    Vox ^ | March 20, 2018 | Andrew Prokop
    Amid recent chatter that Trump could fire special counsel Robert Mueller, Sens. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Jeff Flake (R-AZ) both suggested Tuesday that if the president took that step, impeachment would be the appropriate response. Graham and Flake’s commitments to this position were hardly rock-solid and may well not be shared by very many other Republicans in the Senate (or the House of Representatives, which is where the impeachment process would have to begin). Still, the statements are a significant warning to Trump from two members of his own party about how Mueller’s dismissal could end for him. First, when...
  • Flake Considers Taking on Trump in 2020

    03/16/2018 7:10:26 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 72 replies
    Townhall ^ | 03/16/2018 | Leah Barkoukis
    Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake is retiring at the end of his term but he may not be giving up on politics altogether. The staunch critic of President Trump said Thursday during a speech at the National Press Club that he may take on the commander in chief in 2020. "It's not in my plan to run for president, but I am not ruling it out. Somebody needs to stand up for traditional Republicanism," Flake said. "Somebody needs to raise that, for nothing else than to give people hope that that decent party will be back. We'll get through this." He...
  • Republican Jeff Flake: 'My party might not deserve to lead'

    03/15/2018 3:48:41 PM PDT · by Magnatron · 74 replies
    CNN Fake News ^ | 15 March 2018 | Ashley Killough
    As Republicans face a potential Democratic wave in this year's midterm elections, Republican Sen. Jeff Flake argued Thursday that his party "might not deserve to lead" given its support for President Donald Trump. "If we are going to cloister ourselves in the alternative truth of an erratic leader, if we are going to refuse to live in a world that everyone else lives in ... then my party might not deserve to lead," the Arizona senator said in a speech at the National Press Club.
  • Jeff Flake: Trump needs a Republican opponent in 2020

    03/11/2018 11:24:43 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 99 replies
    NY Post ^ | March 11, 2018 | 2:14pm | Marisa Schultz
    WASHINGTON – President Trump should have a conservative challenger in 2020 who believes in free trade, limited government and economic freedom, said outgoing Republican Sen. Jeff Flake. “I do,” Flake of Arizona responded Sunday when asked if Trump needs an opponent from the right. “It would be a tough go in a Republican primary. The Republican Party is the Trump party right now. But that’s not to say it will stay that way, ” he said. Flake, a frequent Trump critic, is retiring from the Senate because he said his traditional conservative views and temperament aren’t accepted in the age...
  • Flake to introduce bill to nullify Trump's tariffs

    03/08/2018 3:40:20 PM PST · by bkopto · 71 replies
    The Hill ^ | 3/8/2018 | jordain carney
    Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) said on Thursday that he will introduce legislation to nix President Trump's tariffs on steel and aluminum imports just minutes after they were announced. "I will immediately draft and introduce legislation to nullify these tariffs, and I urge my colleagues to pass it before this exercise in protectionism inflicts any more damage on the economy," Flake said in a statement. Trump announced that he would levy the penalties — a 25 percent tariff for steel and 10 percent on aluminum — during a White House event. Canada and Mexico are exempted amid larger trade negotiations, Trump...
  • Republican senator who is critical of Trump keeps in touch with Obama

    03/04/2018 4:47:13 PM PST · by Mozilla · 48 replies
    Dennis Michael Lynch ^ | 3/4/18 | DML News
    In a Saturday interview on “The Axe Files” with host David Axelrod, Sen. Jeff Flake, R.-R.-Ariz. said he has remained in touch with former President Barack Obama, and claimed that the Republican party is in a “bad place.” Flake acknowledged that he still speaks with Obama, who recently called Flake to see how he was faring following his announcement that he would not seek reelection. The Hill reported, During that speech, Flake heavily criticized President Trump and said he would “no longer be complicit or silent” while the president continues his “reckless, outrageous and undignified” behavior. On Saturday, Flake complimented...
  • Sen. Jeff Flake Likes Due Process, But Only When It's Cherry-Picked

    03/03/2018 2:34:51 PM PST · by Kaslin · 30 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 3, 2018 | Beth Bauman
    Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake (R) has been at odds with most of his Republican colleagues — and the President — over the last few months. On Thursday, he sat down with "CBS This Morning" to talk about a number of gun control measures he's hoping to push through, which seems to put him even more at odds with his Republican counterparts in Washington, D.C. What Did Sen. Flake Propose? Sen. Flake made a number of interesting calls for gun control that, quite honestly, make him seem like the furthest thing from a Second Amendment-supporting member of Congress.Flake wants to:•...
  • Senate Republicans call on Trump to re-engage on TPP

    02/21/2018 2:55:42 PM PST · by seacapn · 22 replies
    The Hill ^ | 02/21/18 11:22 AM EST | Vicki Needham
    More than two dozen Senate Republicans are urging President Trump to re-engage in Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations. The 25 GOP lawmakers sent a letter to Trump on Friday saying they support his recent comments that he may consider U.S. participation if the 11-nation Asia-Pacific pact is improved.
  • Sen. Rand Paul, Dr. Kelli Ward to hold joint rally in Scottsdale

    02/12/2018 9:40:30 PM PST · by KC Burke · 28 replies
    KTAR News ^ | 2/12/2018 | KTAR
    PHOENIX – Sen. Rand Paul will join Dr. Kelli Ward and her supporters in a joint rally in Scottsdale later this month, according to a release. The event is being held to support Ward’s candidacy to replace Sen. Jeff Flake in Senate, who announced in October that he would retire and not seek re-election in the upcoming Republican primary. Paul’s involvement in the rally will be his latest show of support for Ward, who has also been recognized by President Donald Trump on Twitter.