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  • Flake: Republican Party ‘is a frog slowly boiling in water’

    12/09/2018 10:00:43 AM PST · by SMGFan · 97 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 9, 2018
    Retiring Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) said in a new interview that the Republican Party has been inured to danger of President Trump's continued criticism of special counsel Robert Mueller. "It’s like the party is a frog slowly boiling in water, being conditioned to not be worried, to not think too hard about what’s happening around them,” Flake told The Washington Post. “They feel at a loss about what to do because it’s the president’s party, without any doubt," he said. "So, there’s a lot of whistling by the graveyard these days.”
  • Huckabee lets loose on Flake: ‘Selfish narcissist’ who should ‘go hide in an elevator’

    11/30/2018 9:28:22 AM PST · by SMGFan · 27 replies
    the hill ^ | November 29, 2018
    Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee (R) on Thursday tweeted his outrage with Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) for vowing to oppose all of President Trump's judicial picks until there is a vote on legislation that would protect special counsel Robert Mueller. "Flake is a selfish narcissist who would stop one of the few things he actually could do for his country-confirm responsible judges," Huckabee wrote. "His hate of @realDonaldTrump exceeds his sense of duty. His proposal is unconstitutional anyway." "Good riddance!" Huckabee wrote of Flake, who is retiring in early January. "Go hide in an elevator!"
  • Senate Republicans unload on Flake

    11/30/2018 7:37:34 AM PST · by C19fan · 96 replies
    Politico ^ | November 29, 2018 | Borgess Everett and Elana Schor
    Jeff Flake is finally taking a stand on the need to protect Robert Mueller — and it’s infuriating his fellow Republicans. The retiring Arizona senator is undermining the Senate GOP’s efforts to approve as many lifetime-appointed federal judges as possible in the lame duck. His vow to oppose all judges until he gets a vote shielding the special counsel from presidential interference has already frozen 21 judicial picks in committee and on Thursday helped derail a nominee on the Senate floor.
  • Sen. Tim Scott announces opposition to judicial nominee Farr, effectively dooming confirmation

    11/29/2018 10:13:09 PM PST · by NKP_Vet · 37 replies
    https://apple.news ^ | November 29, 2018 | Gregg Re
    South Carolina Republican Sen. Tim Scott announced Thursday he will oppose embattled judicial nominee Thomas Farr, in a reversal of his position a day earlier that seemingly ends the nominee's chances for now amid fierce criticism by civil rights groups. Democratic lawmakers and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) have long cited Farr's work on the campaigns of North Carolina Republican Sen. Jesse Helms in 1984 and 1990. Farr was first nominated to the federal court in the Eastern District of North Carolina by former President George W. Bush in 2006, but never received a confirmation...
  • Tim Scott will oppose Trump judicial nominee’s confirmation

    11/29/2018 5:22:24 PM PST · by SMGFan · 54 replies
    NYPost ^ | November 29, 2018
    South Carolina GOP Sen. Tim Scott said Thursday he would oppose the nomination of Thomas Farr to the federal bench over his links to voter suppression efforts in North Carolina targeting blacks. Scott’s decision assures that President Trump’s nominee will not be confirmed by the Senate, where retiring Arizona Republican Sen. Jeff Flake had already said he would oppose Farr’s nomination. Senate Republicans have a slim 51-49 majority and could not afford to lose more than one vote since all 49 Democrats oppose Trump’s pick. In a statement explaining his decision, Scott, who is black, cited a 1991 Department of...
  • Lacking votes, Senate GOP delays vote on Trump judicial nominee Thomas Farr

    11/29/2018 11:25:08 AM PST · by Liberty7732 · 27 replies
    Senate Republicans on Thursday delayed a vote on one of President Trump's judicial nominees after a determination that they don't yet have to vote to confirm him. The Senate was set to vote at noon on Thomas Farr, who was nominated by President Trump to serve on the federal bench in North Carolina's Eastern District. But that vote was moved until some time next week. Sens. Tim Scott, R-S.C., and Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, are still deciding whether to support Farr, a former campaign lawyer for the late Sen. Jesse Helms who has been accused participating in a scheme to suppress...
  • Trump judicial nominees stall on Hill, as Flake digs in over Mueller plan

    11/29/2018 11:19:15 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 41 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 29, 2018 (3 hours ago) | Alex Pappas
    Confirmation proceedings for President Trump’s judicial nominees have partially stalled on Capitol Hill, as outgoing Arizona GOP Sen. Jeff Flake is standing firm in his vow to oppose all Trump nominations until the Senate votes on legislation to protect Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s probe. Flake, a frequent Trump critic who opted against running for re-election this year, followed through on his threat Wednesday afternoon and joined Democrats in opposing a bid to advance Thomas Farr’s nomination to serve on the federal bench for the Eastern District of North Carolina. Vice President Pence was then forced to break a tie on...
  • Thank you Jeff Flack, you IDIOT!

    11/29/2018 3:37:36 PM PST · by ChinaGotTheGoodsOnClinton · 10 replies
    Fox Snooze | self
    A lot of times I leave TV on just to keep the pets from getting too lonely but if I am not careful my DVR will change to Fox News. Therefore, I get a little exposure even though I've sworn off TV news. I highly recommend it. But just catching bits and pieces, let's hope the Senate will be a bit more pro-Trump in the new session. This media hounds should be charged with treason IMHO. And OK, we lost the House. Thanks, RHINO's! 45 PUBBIES suffering from PTSD, that is post-traumatic PRESS syndrome, choose NOT to run fearing the...
  • Sen. Jeff Flake's Nauseating Obstructionism Over Protect Mueller Bill

    11/29/2018 5:05:26 AM PST · by Kaslin · 43 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 29, 2018 | Matt Vespa
    Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-MI) won her runoff election last night over Democrat Mike Espy in Mississippi, so Republicans have a solid 53-47 majority. No longer will we have to deal with the Murkowski-Collins question when it come sot tight votes of judicial and Supreme Court nominations. We can run the table on paper, but we have a Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) problem. Yeah, Mr. Flake, the perpetual pain in the rear end of the Senate GOP, isn’t budging from his position of blocking Trump’s judicial nominees until a vote on a bill to protect Special Counsel Robert Mueller and the...
  • Senate panel cancels votes on Trump court picks amid Flake standoff

    11/28/2018 4:47:53 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 114 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/28/18 | Jordain Carney
    Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) announced Wednesday that he is canceling votes on nearly two dozen of President Trump’s judicial nominees that were expected to come up in the Judiciary Committee this week. The cancellation of the committee’s Thursday business meeting comes as Senate Republicans are in a standoff with outgoing Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.), who has vowed to oppose all court picks until he gets a vote on legislation protecting special counsel Robert Mueller. The notification from the Judiciary Committee didn’t specify when, or if, the committee votes on the nominations would be rescheduled. Six circuit court nominees had been...
  • Schumer begs Senate to defeat Trump judicial nominee: 'How can you have this man in the court?'

    11/26/2018 3:59:12 PM PST · by jazusamo · 59 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 26, 2018 | Alex Swoyer
    Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer pleaded with Republican Senators on Monday to defeat President Trump’s nominee to a North Carolina judgeship, saying Thomas Alvin Farr has shown he doesn’t respect black voters’ rights. Mr. Schumer said all 49 Democrats will vote against Mr. Farr, as will one Republican, Sen. Jeff Flake. If they can sway another GOP senator, they could defeat the nomination, dealing a blow to Mr. Trump. “This is a man who stands for disenfranchisement of voters, particularly minority voters, that is what he stands for. You can try to parse it any way you want, but that...
  • McConnell sets up votes on worst of Trump nominees, gives the finger to Jeff Flake over his threats

    11/17/2018 5:09:28 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 54 replies
    newsok.com ^ | 11/16/18 | John McCarter
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has apparently decided to give a middle finger to Sen. Jeff Flake, the retiring Arizona Republican who says he'll vote against judicial nominees in committee and on the floor until McConnell allows a floor vote on his legislation to protect the Mueller investigation. At the end of the day Thursday, McConnell filed cloture on two of the very worst of Trump's nominees: district court nominee Thomas Farr of North Carolina and 8th Circuit nominee Jonathan Kobes. The votes will happen when the Senate returns after Thanksgiving. Farr has been waiting for a vote since the...
  • Flake to halt judicial nominees until Mueller protection bill passed

    11/14/2018 1:47:01 PM PST · by jazusamo · 133 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 14, 2018 | Stephen Dinan
    Sen. Jeff Flake announced Wednesday that he will not vote to advance any new judicial nominees through the Judiciary Committee, nor will he vote to confirm picks on the Senate floor, until he gets his way on unrelated legislation to prevent the firing of special counsel Robert Mueller. Mr. Flake made the announcement on the Senate floor minutes after his bid to pass the bill failed. His threat could block the committee from approving any more judges this year, since the GOP only holds a one-seat majority on the panel. It’s less catastrophic to approving judges on the Senate floor,...
  • Chatter: Martha McSally Could Still Represent Arizona In The Senate­...Here's What Needs To Happen

    11/13/2018 8:36:44 AM PST · by Kaslin · 122 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 13, 2018 | Matt Vespa
    It’s official. Democrat Kyrsten Sinema has emerged victorious over Republican Martha McSally in Arizona’s Senate race. Sinema will occupy the seat that will be vacated by spineless Republican Sen. Jeff Flake, who would not have won re-election to his seat if he ran for re-election. Flake’s approval ratings are abysmal—and he would have lost handily in a primary challenge.  Congrats to @kyrstensinema. I wish her success. I’m grateful to all those who supported me in this journey. I’m inspired by Arizonans’ spirit and our state’s best days are ahead of us. pic.twitter.com/tw0uKgi3oO— McSally For Senate (@MarthaMcSally) November 13, 2018 For...
  • Is NBC News Faker Than CNN? It Was On Monday.

    11/13/2018 4:54:24 AM PST · by EyesOfTX · 17 replies
    DB Daily Update ^ | David Blackmon
    Today’s Campaign Update (Because The Campaign Never Ends) Seems like there is a lesson to be learned in here somewhere. – So, lessee here…the pro-Trump Republican gubernatorial candidate in Arizona, Doug Ducey, easily won his race by more than 150,000 votes. Meanwhile, the Trump-avoiding GOP senatorial candidate, Martha McSally, who basically campaigned as the second coming of despicable RINO Jeff Flake, lost her race by about 48,000 votes at the latest count. Hmmmm. How do we explain that? Think maybe there’s a cause and effect kind of thing going on there? Nah, must be something else, because your fake news...
  • “You’ll be Great” Jeff Flake Congratulates Taliban Sympathizer Kyrsten Sinema on Victory

    11/12/2018 9:36:51 PM PST · by Proud White Trump Supporter · 60 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | Nov 12, 2018 | Cristina Laila
    Kyrsten Sinema previously expressed her utter disgust with Arizona in a speech given in March of this year. Jeff Flake thinks she’ll be great! “Congratulations to @kyrstensinema on a race well run, and won. It’s been a wonderful honor representing Arizona in the Senate. You’ll be great,” Flake said in a tweet Monday evening.
  • Jeff Flake reportedly considering 2020 Trump challenge: 'Somebody needs to run on the Republican...

    11/09/2018 4:42:44 PM PST · by jazusamo · 106 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 9, 2018 | Elizabeth Zwirz
    Full title: Jeff Flake reportedly considering 2020 Trump challenge: 'Somebody needs to run on the Republican side'Arizona GOP Sen. Jeff Flake isn’t shutting the door on a possible White House run against President Trump. The Arizona lawmaker – who announced last year that he would not be seeking re-election to the Senate – told Politico Friday that he hasn’t “ruled it out,” nor has he “ruled it in.” “Just, somebody needs to run on the Republican side,” Flake said, adding that he thought Ohio Gov. John Kasich and Sen. Ben Sasse, R-Neb., would also be good Republican alternatives to challenge...
  • Jeff Flake Insults Cruz & Trump, Says It’s Anti-Semitic to Criticize Soros

    11/03/2018 8:00:59 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 113 replies
    Independent Sentinel ^ | November 3, 2018 | S. Noble
    Sen. Jeff Flake, the left-wing ‘Republican’, is a nasty, vengeful guy. Three days before the election, he appeared on Wolf Blitzer’s show to praise Obama, criticize Ted Cruz and the President, and he suggested criticism of George Soros is anti-Semitic. He downplayed the “threat” posed to America by illegal immigration and blasted Sen. Ted Cruz for calling out his opponent who has supported illegal immigrants. A Project Veritas undercover video appeared to show that Cruz’s opponent Robert Francis O’Rourke has been aiding illegal immigrants, possibly illegally.
  • Watch– Jeff Flake: Trump Wrong to ‘Emphasize Criminals’ Among Caravan

    10/23/2018 6:19:07 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 59 replies
    brietbart ^ | 10/22/0218 | John Binder
    Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) — who is leaving office after his term — says President Donald Trump is wrong to “emphasize the criminals” among a 7,000-strong migrant caravan headed to the U.S.-Mexico border to overwhelm the country’s asylum and immigration system. During an interview with CNN’s Jake Tapper, Flake criticized Trump for saying that there are “criminals and unknown Middle Easterners” that are “mixed in” with the migrant caravan of mostly Central American nationals who are economic migrants.
  • AZ Sen: Democrat Kyrsten Sinema's Senate Bid Has Become A Total Train Wreck

    10/22/2018 5:19:44 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 63 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 22, 2018 | Matt Vespa
    The Arizona Senate race is one that Democrats think they can pick up. Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) is unpopular; the latest crop of Republicans that have represented the state have disappointed conservatives and its trending blue. It’s going to be tight. Right now, Republican Congresswoman Martha McSally and Democratic Rep. Kyrsten Sinema are duking it out. Sinema had a commanding lead, but the vicious fight over the Supreme Court nomination of Brett Kavanaugh gave the GOP base a boost, plus the serial bad news from Sinema’s past activist history has turned her Senate run into something of a dumpster fire. There’s...