RINO Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake claimed recently that the Republican Party is in the early stages of death because of President Trump.
From The Hill:
Retiring Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) on Sunday said the crowds at rallies for President Trump and other Republicans reflect “spasms of a dying party,” adding that the GOP will have to formulate a governing agenda to reach more voters.
“When you look at some of the audiences cheering for Republicans, sometimes, you look out there and you say, ‘those are the spasms of a dying party,’ ” Flake said on ABC’s “This Week.”
“When you look at the lack of diversity, sometimes, and it depends on where you are, obviously, but by and large, we’re appealing to older white men and there are just a limited number of them, and anger and resentment are not a governing philosophy,” he continued.
Conservative actor James Woods wasn’t thrilled with Flake’s words, sending this tweet in response:
You mean the party that has the Presidency, the House, the Senate, the Supreme Court, the majority of State Legislatures, the majority of State Governors, and is poised the steamroll over the broke Democrats in 2018, 2020, and 2024? You mean THAT dying party? #NumbskullJeffFlake? https://t.co/TULfAGEvMz
— James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) December 25, 2017
Talk about going scorched earth! Plus, facts don’t lie.
Here’s more on Flake, who refused to participate in an event after the House and Senate passed the tax cut bill – which stands to benefit 80% of Americans…
From The Hill:
Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) said he skipped a gathering of congressional Republicans at the White House on Wednesday because he did not want to attend an event where lawmakers are expected to simply “stand around and clap.”
The event, attended by House and Senate GOP leaders and a number of Republican lawmakers, was held to celebrate congressional Republicans’ passage of a massive tax rewrite.
“I can only take so many of those stand around and clap things, I’d rather be here,” Flake told reporters at the Capitol.
Sen @JeffFlake on why he skipped the WH tax reform celebration event: "I can only take so many of those stand around and clap things, I'd rather be here."
— Frank Thorp V (@frankthorp) December 20, 2017
Flake said in an interview that he’s not ruling out a challenge to Trump in 2020.
From Daily Wire:
FLAKE: That’s not in my plans, but I do wonder, I do worry that in the future we’ll be faced with a President Trump running for re-election on one side, drilling down hard on a diminishing base, and on the other side, you might have, you know, someone like Bernie Sanders [or] Elizabeth Warren on the far left [of] the Democratic Party. That leaves a huge swath of voters in the middle that [are] maybe looking for something else.
KARL: But you are open to running for president in 2020?
FLAKE: I don’t rule anything out, but it’s not in my plans.
KARL: It’s coming up, by the way.
FLAKE: It is.
KARL: Would you be more likely to run for the Republican nomination against the president or as an independent candidate?
FLAKE: Like I said, I haven’t thought that deeply about it. But I do believe if the president is running for re-election, if he continues on the path that he’s on, that that’s gonna leave a huge swath of voters looking for something else.
KARL: You’re saying that if he is the Republican nominee again, we’re likely to see an independent candidate, whether or not it’s you?
FLAKE: He’s inviting that. He’s probably inviting a Republican challenge as well. But certainly an independent challenge, yes.
KARL: What would it take for you to leave the Republican Party? You’ve already been as harshly critical of your Party’s president as you really can be.
FLAKE: I can say the fact that Roy Moore lost his election is a good sign that maybe the Republican Party, maybe we can turn back. But if we continue to go down that path, just to drill down on the base, then I think you’ll have a lot of people realize there’s no future for them in this party.
[Note: This post was written by John S. Roberts]