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  • Flake: 'Concern' about what Trump might promise Putin

    07/08/2018 1:20:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 57 replies
    The St. Louis Post-Dispatch ^ | July 8, 2018 | Eli Watkins, CNN
    Republican Sen. Jeff Flake, a frequent critic of President Donald Trump, said he is concerned about what Trump might promise Russian President Vladimir Putin when the two meet this month. "It does concern me," the Arizona senator told CNN's Dana Bash on "State of the Union" Sunday. "I'm glad that the President is talking to Vladimir Putin. I'm glad that he's talking to North Korea as well. But I am concerned, and I know there is concern across Europe, about what might be promised." The two leaders are due to meet on July 16 in Finland, and CNN previously reported...
  • Flake: I won't oppose Trump's Supreme Court pick over tariffs

    06/28/2018 8:23:52 AM PDT · by SpeedyInTexas · 32 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/28/2018 | Aris Folley
    "There are lots of folks out there who assume because I've not been in line with lots of the president's policies, and certainly haven't condoned his behavior, that I should oppose everything, every one of the president's nominees or whatever. I've never taken that position," Flake told The Arizona Republic in an interview published Thursday.
  • Flake: Trump's attacks on Democrats 'bothersome,' unhelpful in immigration debate

    06/24/2018 6:56:25 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 60 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/24/18 | Brett Samuels
    Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) said Sunday that President Trump’s constant attacks on Democrats’ immigration views undermine efforts to broker a deal for reform on the issue. “Congress has to fix this. And what’s bothersome is the president’s rhetoric about the Democrats and their unwillingness to have any type of border security or control,” Flake said on ABC’s “This Week.” Flake, an outspoken GOP critic of the president, noted that Democrats have in the past voted to support billions of dollars in funding for border security enhancements, such as the 2013 “Gang of Eight” bill that ultimately failed to pass in...
  • Trump’s Judicial Nominees Now Under Threat From… Who?

    06/21/2018 11:48:09 AM PDT · by Jaysin · 9 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 6-21-2018 | 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...
  • 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...
  • 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.
  • Underground bunker possibly used for human trafficking of children found in Tucson

    06/03/2018 9:26:50 PM PDT · by madison10 · 40 replies
    KGUN ^ | 5/31/2018 | Valerie Casavos
    TUCSON, Ariz. - A disturbing discovery near an abandoned plant off I-19. A documentary crew is shown an underground bunker believed to be used for human trafficking of children. Tucson Police tells us that they are not ruling out the possibility that it was used for human trafficking, but they say they believe the bunker is most likely being used as a homeless camp. Former Navy Seal Craig Sawyer is currently filming "Contraland" to expose the dark side of child sex slavery. Sawyer tells KGUN 9 a homeless advocacy group called his crew after they discovered the underground bunker --...
  • 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.
  • Jeff Flake: Trump has 'debased' the presidency

    05/23/2018 2:42:31 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 130 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 23, 2018 | Luis Sanchez
    Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) took aim at President Trump on Wednesday, saying the president has "debased" the office with his "bottomless appetite for destruction and degradation." “Our presidency has been debased by a figure who has a seemingly bottomless appetite for destruction and division, and only a passing familiarity with how the Constitution works" Flake said in a commencement address to Harvard Law School graduates, according to prewritten remarks. “Our Article I branch of government, the Congress (that's me), is utterly supine in the face of the moral vandalism that flows from the White House daily,” Flake continued. The Republican...
  • Flake blasts news that Dems not invited to briefing on Russia docs: 'This is not right'

    05/23/2018 9:34:52 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 33 replies
    The Hill ^ | Brett Samuels - 05/23/18 | Brett Samuels - 05/23/18
    Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) on Wednesday criticized the White House for excluding Democrats from a meeting with top intelligence officials about a confidential FBI source in the Russia probe. “This is not right. Briefings like this should be bipartisan,” Flake tweeted. Flake, a Republican who is retiring from Congress when his term ends in January, has been an outspoken critic of the Trump administration. Etc...
  • 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...
  • 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.
  • Kasich: 'I didn't leave the Republican Party. The Republican Party left me

    04/30/2018 4:01:46 AM PDT · by Magnatron · 87 replies
    CNN Fake News ^ | 30 April 2018 | Maegan Vazquez
    Ohio Republican Gov. John Kasich expressed frustration with the current state of the Republican and Democratic parties Sunday amid rumors that he could pursue a 2020 presidential run. "I'm still a Republican. I didn't leave the Republican Party. The Republican Party left me," Kasich said on CNN's "State of the Union." "In my state we have balanced budgets, surplus, we're up half a million jobs and then people say, 'Well Kasich's not a conservative.' What does that mean?" "Come home to where we basically live," the 2016 presidential candidate added. "We should care about people from top to bottom, not...
  • Capitol Chill: Flake, Booker engage in snowball 'duel'

    03/22/2018 3:17:48 PM PDT · by BBell · 25 replies
    https://www.cnn.com/ ^ | 3/22/18 | Sophie Tatum
    Washington (CNN)Capitol Hill is no stranger to partisan clashes, but on Thursday, the East Lawn saw a different kind of battle: a snowball fight. Sens. Cory Booker, D-New Jersey, and Jeff Flake, R-Arizona, ventured outside Thursday morning for a "snowball duel." The stakes: Loser would have to buy pizza for the winner's staff. Booker announced he lost the duel to Flake. "With great ignominy I have to announce I lost the snowball fight 3 to 2," he wrote. "I'm buying the pizza for his office . . . . I neglected to tell him though that I am definitely sending...
  • 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...
  • McCabe Firing a ‘Horrible Day for Democracy,’ Firing Mueller Is a ‘Massive Red Line’

    03/18/2018 12:04:59 PM PDT · by Cheerio · 69 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 18 Mar 2018 | Pam Key
    Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union,” Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) said President Donald Trump attempting to fire Special Counsel Robert Mueller would be “massive red line.” On the McCabe firing, Flake said, “When the president said it was a great day for democracy yesterday, I think it was a horrible day for democracy. To have firings like this happening at the top, from the president and the attorney general, does not speak well for what’s going on. So I don’t know what the designs are on Mueller, but it seems to be building toward that. And I just hope...
  • 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...
  • Flake: 'My party might not deserve to lead'

    03/16/2018 7:09:43 AM PDT · by C19fan · 47 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 15, 2018 | Julia Manchester
    Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) hit the Republican Party on Thursday for its support of President Trump, saying the party may not deserve to lead. "If we are going to cloister ourselves in the alternative truth of an erratic leader, if we are going to refuse to live in the world that everyone else lives in and reckon with the daily reality that they face including the very real anxiety that they feel, then my party might not deserve to lead," Flake said in an address at the National Press Club.
  • 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.