Senator Jeff Flake of Arizona has had a somewhat up-and-down career in politics. A staunch Republican, he originally began as a member of Congress, where he promised to serve only three terms, but then decided to run for a fourth, saying "It was a mistake to limit my own terms." He has voted at least five times against disaster aid and was one of only eleven members of Congress to vote against a bill sending emergency funding to Louisiana after Hurricane Katrina. He also votes 91.7 percent of the time with Trump. Point is, Flake seems like the least likely person to call out the president.
Except he just did, and he did it in the most spectacular fashion ever.
This week, Flake took his anti-Trump stance one step further when he called out Donald Trump in a 20-minute retirement speech that had the White House up in arms.
Jeff Flake: "Mr. President, I rise today to say 'enough'." https://t.co/bJHU4JIX6U— Kyle Griffin (@Kyle Griffin)1508873105.0