When Donald Trump first took workplace, there was little Republican resistance towards him. There was John McCain after all. There was additionally push-back from Tennessee’s Bob Corker.
However Jeff Flake was generally the loudest Republican voice towards Trump. The Arizona lawmaker retired in 2018 and has continued to distance himself from the GOP. Flake introduced that he was endorsing Joe Biden for president in August of final 12 months.
And the lawmaker has continued to talk out about what’s grow to be of his occasion. On Tuesday, he wrote a scathing Washington Submit op-ed in regards to the remedy of Liz Cheney.
Flake began, “She (Cheney) will lose her place as a result of she is refusing to play her assigned function in propagating the ‘large lie’ that the 2020 election was stolen from Donald Trump. Cheney is extra devoted to the long-term well being of our constitutional system than she is to assuaging the previous president’s shattered ego, and for her integrity she could effectively pay together with her profession.”
The previous senator continued, “No, this isn’t the plot of a film set in an asylum. Girls and gents, that is your up to date Republican Occasion, the place at this time there isn’t a higher offense than honesty.”
“It’s elementary to must say this, however we didn’t grow to be an important nation by believing or espousing nonsense, or by embracing lunacy. And if my occasion continues down this path, we won’t be match to control.”https://t.co/1Qz8QOuYfX
— Jeff Flake (@JeffFlake) May 11, 2021
Cheney closed, “After I grew to become an unwitting dissident in my occasion by talking in protection of self-evident truths, I assumed that an increasing number of of my colleagues would observe me. I stay astonished that so few did. Congresswoman Cheney, I understand how alone you have to be feeling. However simply know that historical past retains the rating, not Kevin McCarthy or Elise Stefanik.”
Sadly for each Flake and Cheney, they’re the exceptions to the rule in at this time’s GOP. And most Republicans aren’t snug talking like this except they’re retired like Flake.
Learn the total op-ed here
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