Former GOP Senator Jeff Flake Pens Scathing Op-Ed Against His Party
When Donald Trump initially took workplace, there was little Republican resistance versus him. There was John McCain naturally. There was likewise push-back from Tennessee’s Bob Corker.
However Jeff Flake was typically the loudest Republican voice versus Trump. The Arizona legislator retired in 2018 and has actually continued to distance himself from the GOP. Flake revealed that he was backing Joe Biden for president in August of in 2015.
And the legislator has actually continued to speak up about what’s ended up being of his celebration. On Tuesday, he composed a scathing Washington Post op-ed about the treatment of Liz Cheney.
Flake started, “She (Cheney) will lose her position because she is refusing to play her assigned role in propagating the ‘big lie’ that the 2020 election was stolen from Donald Trump. Cheney is more dedicated to the long-term health of our constitutional system than she is to assuaging the former president’s shattered ego, and for her integrity she may well pay with her career.”
The previous senator continued, “No, this is not the plot of a movie set in an asylum. Ladies and gentlemen, this is your contemporary Republican Party, where today there is no greater offense than honesty.”
“It is elementary to have to say this, but we did not become a great nation by believing or espousing nonsense, or by embracing lunacy. And if my party continues down this path, we will not be fit to govern.”https://t.co/1Qz8QOuYfX
— Jeff Flake (@JeffFlake) Might 11, 2021
Cheney closed, “When I became an unwitting dissident in my party by speaking in defense of self-evident truths, I assumed that more and more of my colleagues would follow me. I remain astonished that so few did. Congresswoman Cheney, I know how alone you must be feeling. But just know that history keeps the score, not Kevin McCarthy or Elise Stefanik.”
Regrettably for both Flake and Cheney, they are the exceptions to the guideline in today’s GOP. And a lot of Republican politicians aren’t comfy speaking like this unless they’re retired like Flake.
Check out the complete op-ed here
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