When Donald Trump first took workplace, there was little Republican resistance towards him. There was John McCain in fact. 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 yr.
And the lawmaker has continued to talk out about what’s grow to be of his social gathering. On Tuesday, he wrote a scathing Washington Submit op-ed concerning 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 nicely pay along 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 Get together, the place right now there isn’t any better offense than honesty.”
“It’s elementary to must say this, however we didn’t grow to be a terrific nation by believing or espousing nonsense, or by embracing lunacy. And if my social gathering 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 social gathering by talking in protection of self-evident truths, I assumed that increasingly more of my colleagues would observe me. I stay astonished that so few did. Congresswoman Cheney, I understand how alone you should 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 right now’s GOP. And most Republicans aren’t snug talking like this except they’re retired like Flake.
Learn the complete op-ed here
Todd Neikirk is a New Jersey based mostly politics and expertise author. His work has been featured in psfk.com, foxsports.com and hillreporter.com. He enjoys sports activities, politics, comedian books and spending time on the shore together with his household.