Jeff Flake Dug His Own Political Grave

Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., told his colleagues earlier this week that he was bowing out because he no longer could bring himself to serve in Congress in the same party as President Trump.

“We must never adjust to the present coarseness of our national dialogue with the tone set up at the top,” he told his colleagues in announcing he would not seek re-election. It was all about President Trump and “the daily sundering of our country – the personal attacks, the threats against principles, freedoms and institutions, the flagrant disregard for truth and decency. The reckless provocations ….”

It was reckless provocations that drove Flake out of politics all right. But they weren’t Trump’s — they were his.

Flake recklessly provoked his supporters in Arizona when, after serving as a staunch conservative in the House and campaigning as such for his Senate seat, he proceeded to squish out on issues such as Obamacare, immigration, and even guns. Within his first three months of office, he had surpassed Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and became “the most unpopular senator in America.”

Read more from Ford O'Connell at the Washington Examiner

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