Skip to comments.Dems cheer Flake after scathing Trump speech
Posted on 10/24/2017 5:11:03 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
Democratic senators on Tuesday praised Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) for his retirement-announcing speech, which called out the GOP for its "reckless" support of President Trump.
"We must never regard as normal the regular and casual undermining of our democratic norms and ideals," said Flake, who has repeatedly clashed with the president and his advisers.
Flake called out Trump for what he sees as his "coarseness," his "personal attacks" and his "flagrant disregard for truth and decency" in remarks made minutes after Trump met with Republican senators for a strategy lunch.
"Senate is losing a good man in @JeffFlake. He made an excellent statement of principles," said Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore) in a tweet with a link to video of Flake's fiery remarks on the Senate floor.
Flake, an outspoken conservative critic of the president, said that Trump was guilty of "regular and casual undermining of our democratic norms and ideals."
The senator, who will not seek reelection in 2018, said he could no longer "stay silent" against Trump, and that the Republican Party no longer had room for his own conservative views.
Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) said that Flake "is one of the finest human beings I've met in politics" and he "will be missed."
Sen. Tim Kaine (Va.), the 2016 Democratic vice presidential candidate, called Flake a "good man," and said that it was "tragic" that the GOP had become so "toxic and upside down" that the Republican was not able to mount a reelection campaign.
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“outspoken conservative.” LMAO.
LOL LOL LOL..outspoken conservative OMG I almost choked on my cookie
Comedy hour on the Senate floor.
First solid indication Flake will run (and win) as a Democrat in 2018.
Trump has forced the cockroaches into the light. It’s clobberin’ time baby.
what’s he hiding?
No matter what they say, they know this is a magnificent win for Trump. Lots of butt hurt in the senate today.
Those Rat cheers, plus a buck-fifty will get Flakey a coffee most places other than Starbucks.
I’m so happy this fool had been defeated and forced to surrender before the primary hahaha.
They cheered the Senator who laughed “I lied” when asked why he broke his term limit promise? The man who posted himself shirtless like a perv as sitting Senator? The man who votes as McCain tells him acting like his tirade on the floor was taking the highroad?
The McCain understudy?
Good riddance to another Country Club self serving RINO.
McCain, UR next!
I am taking bets on how long it will be before Flake announces his new gig at CNN or MSNBC.
Flake getting high praise from his DemoRat pals. Cmon Arizona you gave us a Flake and a Traitor as senators. Time to make amends.
“regular and casual undermining of our democratic norms and ideals.”
Should read “abnormal’s and shady
Flake’s speech was farcical. Mr. Rogers and Cicero had a baby. Only problem is nobody bought it except maybe Mitch McConnell.
Because he is a Democrat in an R jersey, like so many others in the Senate.
Alexander, Corker, Flake, Graham, Hatch, Heller, Hoeven, Murkowsky, McCain, Rubio, Gardner, Burr, Tillis, Portman, McConnell, Thune, Cornyn, Cochran, Isackson, Blunt, Johnson, Toomey, Capito, Rounds, Fischer, Collins, Wicker, Sasse, Ernst, Young, Boozman and Shelby are all undocumented Democrats in R jerseys.
Country club RINOs vs Gun club conservatives.
A year from now most won’t remember his name and fewer what he said.
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