Why he even considers himself a Republican anymore has us scratching our heads.
Former Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ), the man who nearly derailed Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the U.S. Supreme Court, now openly hopes that a Democrat beats President Trump in 2020.
According to The Hill, Flake expressed his 2020 hopes while speaking at a debate hosted by Intelligence Squared in New York over the weekend. The debate circled around whether the GOP should renominate President Trump; joining him to argue against the nomination was New York Times columnist Bret Stephens.
“Are you willing to lose a cycle for the Republican Party because of the principles that you’re arguing?” moderator John Donvan asked Flake.
“Oh yes, yes,” Flake replied.
Flake reasoned that Trump’s policies on immigration will hurt the Republican Party over time despite it playing well with his base.
“It can galvanize people for a while, maybe for a cycle or two. But in the end, it turns people off. It turns off minorities. It turns off women,” said Flake.
Flake hoped that the GOP would stop sacrificing future generations and think more about long-term considerations.
“You sacrifice a generation, and you think, ‘Man, we might get some policy goals in the next year or two,'” Flake said. “Look at the long term. Look at the long term, at what you’re doing for the party, because people don’t want to be associated with it.”
Flake also blasted the argument that Trump is the only electable 2020 candidate. “We would certainly like it to be a Republican. And this notion — this narrative that’s been built up that Donald Trump is the only one that can cobble together the Electoral College and win is just a fallacy,” Flake said.
As noted by Daily Wire Editor-in-Chief Ben Shapiro when failed presidential candidate Mitt Romney was floated as a potential 2020 challenger to Trump, a primary challenge would not only be disastrous, but also nonsensical:
Here’s how an actual primary campaign against Trump from Romney or anyone else would play out. The primarying candidate would declare him- or herself superior in character to Trump (which would probably be true), a better representative of conservatism than Trump (which could be true in theory but probably wouldn’t be true in policy terms), and a more likely 2020 victor (which would likely be false). On the first count, Republican voters would look the other way just as they did in 2016, having learned the lesson that character doesn’t matter — ironically enough, from 2012 Mitt Romney, whose sterling character plus five bucks bought him a cup of coffee in that election cycle.
On the second count, Republican voters would have to decide whether to throw out a sitting president responsible for, among other things, the seating of two Supreme Court justices and another 83 Article III judges; a massive tax cut; a systematic dismantlement of regulations, including the repeal of the individual mandate under Obamacare and the destruction of the Obama administration’s absurd Title IX standards; the formation of an anti-Iranian alliance among Israel, Jordan, Egypt, and Saudi Arabia; the movement of the U.S. embassy in Israel to Jerusalem; the rebuilding of the American military; criminal-justice reform (a policy libertarians certainly favor); and a booming economy (thus far). Trump has governed far more conservatively than expected.
None of Flake’s comments, however, should come as a surprise to anyone. For awhile now, he has signaled his support for a Democratic victory in 2020 — especially from former Vice President Joe Biden, who Flake says “strikes fear” in the hearts of many Republicans.
“He can speak to those states that President Trump won, the Rust Belt in particular, and he’s seen as more of a centrist. He was a senator for 30 some years. He knows how to work with the Senate, with the Congress, and I think that’s certainly one that worries Republicans,” Flake said on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” last month.
Jeff Flake isn’t even a false FART! He hates Trump because Trump didn’t do what Flake wanted. Flake’s opinion means nothing. He is a a turn coat and needs to go home, enjoy family and shut his lying mouth. even his own state was not for him if he had run again. He’s a LOSER!
When I saw the headline, I thought, who now???? But then I saw Flake’s name, and I thought, who cares? I’m not surprised. He’s a serial back-stabber and a major loser. He’s as bad as Eric Swalwell, but at least Swalwell is a Democrat.
No big loss. Flake is a Flake. I wrote him off a LONG time ago!
FLAKE, YOU ARE A COMPLETE FLAKE
Chris Rock —-ROCKS
Johns Hopkins and Fairfield Universities
Jeff Flake lives up to his family name. While Jeff’s obviously entitled to his own personal opinion(s), I respectfully believe that it doesn’t coincide with the opinion of the majority of Americans, plus it definitely doesn’t coincide with the majority of the sentiments of the members of the GOP and in particular DJT’s current core constituency.
Fred Harden III aka “GreyHairandGreyMatter”
Flake is a fake! He is a big part of the anti-Trump or main swamp dweller. I am a lifetime Republican and am ashamed of these childish Democrats claiming to be Republicans! I am finally proud of a Republican President Socialist nice Reagan! Trump will win hands down! His character is all lies
“Intelligence Squared”? New York? Haha haha!
THE NAME FLAKE IS A GOOD NAME FOR THE PERSON THAT HAS IT
THATS WHAT HE IS A FLAKE!
The only thing I can say about Jeff Flake is, his last name fits him well!!
Vote Him the Hell Out of Office !
I support the National Republican committee, and I am wondering why the NRCC has not kicked Flake out for all of his Democrap Left Wing Nut B*** S***. It makes me sick that I am in a National group that allows people like Flake to be part of it. And it is not just Flake, but many others that say they are republicans but are selling us out to the Democrap Socialist. The NRCC needs to review all the officials that they back and make sure that they are true conservatives, and that they uphold our constitution and our values. If the NRCC finds those that are not true defenders of our constitution and our way of life then I as well as millions of other NRCC members request that you make it known who they are, remove them from the NRCC, and stop all financial support for their activities and campaigns!
Jeff Flake is just that flake. He is a spineless weasel. I feel sorry for anyone who
would vote for the likes of him for anything. He is not worth taking the time to
acknowledge his existence. He is truly irrelevant
Kick this treasonous demorat socialist out of the republican party if you want to do what is best for our country.
Jeff Flake needs to crawl back in the sewer he came from with rest of the pond scum rhinos. He is a sniveling looser. He has no idea what Republicans want, because has always been a Democrate pretending to be a Republicn. Someone needs to ass rape him, he would love it! If he ran for Republican candidate for anything, he would get one vote in the primary, his! If McCain’s ghost is around in Arizona, take that rhino back in the sewer with you!
It amazes me how I cannot unsubscribe from this clown propaganda site. So I will have to just suffer it out and comment on the working of the orange faced clown in the White House. Flake sees him for the buffoon that he is and it is beyond my comprehension how so many blind followers the clown turd has.
Most of my fellow arizonans are very embarrassed that the “Flake Jeff” even resides in our state. How that sissy ever got elected to begin with is a fluke. I think he was an import from one of those blue states. That would not surprize me. The blue states like california, illinois, New York are all moving here . they bitch about how horrible and expensive it is back in there state. But they vote for the dark side . Arizona is all most a solid blue state. I hate them taking over.
Little boy Jeff Flake has never been a real republican. He has been a backstabber and is a liar
It’s ironic his name is “Flake”. I don’t understand Arizona allowing this guy to go near any government sector. AND there’s no doubt somebody is giving him the “big bucks” because he has followed the democrat plan to sabotage the president any way they can. It’s not just that he is an untrustworthy individual with the president. This guy can’t be trusted to serve the nation. He will sell out to anybody with the right money. And the media follows his every move and comment.
Flake , the name says it all
Tribe’s habit Jeff Flake is an palestinian troublemaker
Flake is an absolute disgrace to this country & to ANY part . Sounds more like a socialist/communist/democrap .
What SANE American is going along with anything he says ?
I do not know who your headline writer is but he is DEAD ASS wrong on the importance of Flake. The Arizona voters threw his butt out of his seat in the Senate because he is an ignorant disciple of McShame. Flake is EVERYTHING but a Republican. He can not carry the honey bucket for ANY republician.
Flake is a wanna be something special, but couldn’t the polls needed to run for reelection.
What part of President Trump’s accomplishments does this turn coat Flake not like. God help us if the
democrats ever get in control again. Communist, Socialist, Anti-American and anything else anti you
can come up with that fits them.