Senator Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) demolished his own legacy and cratered his own potential presidential run on Friday by admitting that he will vote to confirm Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, proving that he is not a decent Republican after all.
“Unless something big changes, I don’t see what would,” Flake told reporters when asked if he is voting for Kavanaugh to be confirmed despite Dr. Christine Blasey Ford’s allegations that Kavanaugh attempted to rape her in 1982 and similar sexual misconduct allegations from multiple women.
When asked if Kavanaugh will be confirmed, he simply said, “I would think so.”
Twitter erupted in outrage over the news.
So here’s the bottom line: Jeff Flake managed to force a sham FBI investigation that has given him cover to vote for Brett Kavanaugh. Good work.
— David Corn (@DavidCornDC) October 5, 2018
BREAKING: Senator Jeff Flake plans to vote “Yes” on Kavanaugh.
In other words, Jeff Flake is a FLAKE!
Now it’s up to Susan Collins and Joe Manchin to save America
— Ed Krassenstein (@EdKrassen) October 5, 2018
“Sharp and partisan. We can’t have this on the court”
It’s a real shame he couldn’t find a Senator that was able to do something about it.
— Angry WH Staffer (@AngrierWHStaff) October 5, 2018
— Topher Spiro (@TopherSpiro) October 5, 2018
.@JeffFlake Has heard from women, from lots of his constituents, from people all over this country pleading for him to do the right thing. Instead, he says he will vote for a perjuring perpetrator of sexual assault
— Jodi Jacobson (@jljacobson) October 5, 2018
Keep in mind, Jeff Flake is not running for re-election. Everything he does — including any vote for Kavanaugh — should be seen as a pure statement of his moral and ethical principles.
— Tyler Hansen (@tjhansen) October 5, 2018
Jeff Flake is such a coward. He wanted credit for doing the right thing — insisting on an FBI investigation — and then they taunted him by doing a sham investigation that he blessed.
— GOPocalypse Now (@GOPocalypseNow) October 5, 2018
It’s hard to be as spineless as Paul Ryan but Jeff Flake proves time and time again that it’s possible. https://t.co/hPt7Ngna6y
— Matt (@TheMattyN) October 5, 2018
BREAKING: Jeff Flake open to being visited by three ghosts before making final decision pic.twitter.com/KueM72Twdi
— Paul F. Tompkins (@PFTompkins) October 5, 2018
— Scott Dworkin (@funder) October 5, 2018
For months, Flake has been apparently pretending that he cares about decency and morality as he delivered remarks denouncing Trump on the Senate floor and elsewhere. But time and time again, he has done nothing but vote for Trump’s agenda as he himself became the target of Trump’s belittling insults.
Flake had this one final chance to stand up to Trump and prove that he is a man of true conservative principles, ethics, and decency — And he failed miserably. Any chance he had of presenting himself as an alternative to Trump in 2020 is gone. He is a coward and Trump enabler who only pretended to care about decency and morality in the name of political expediency. It turns out that Trump was right about him all along. He’s nothing but a flake and a loser who will never be able to win an election ever again.
And he only has himself to blame.
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