Republican Senator Jeff Flake blasts Donald Trump, calls him a reckless president

A senator from Donald Trump’s Republican Party unleashed a fierce broadside Tuesday against the US leader as he announced he would not seek re-election, telling Senate colleagues he “will not be complicit” with a “reckless” presidency.

Jeff Flake of Arizona has served in the Senate since 2013 and has been an outspoken critic of Trump-era politics, writing a book called “Conscience of a Conservative.”

“We must stop pretending that the degradation of politics and the conduct of some in our executive branch are normal. They are not normal,” Flake, 54, said as he announced he would not run for office again next year.

“Reckless, outrageous and undignified behaviour is excused as telling it like it is when it’s actually just reckless, outrageous and undignified. When such behaviour emanates from the top of our government, it is something else.”

Flake blasted Trump for his habit of tweeting and attacked his Republican colleagues for staying “silent as the norms and values that keep America strong are undermined.”

“Politics can make us silent when we should speak and silence can equal complicity,” he said.

“I have children and grandchildren to answer to. So, Mr. President, I will not be complicit or silent…. I am announcing today that my service in the Senate will conclude at the end of my term in early January 2019.”

Flake’s extraordinary speech comes as a Senate colleague, Bob Corker, has stepped up a war of words with Trump, calling him an “utterly untruthful” leader who “debases” the nation.

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2 Comments

  1. The true definition of deplomacy is when a group of adults knowingly embark on the act of lying to themselves, while all of them are smiling and nodding in appreciation and in apparent deceit
    Donald Trump represents the exact opposite of such trend, hence he has so many enemies
    If Jesus Christ was a person of the “world”, like most of today’s pastors who say what people want to hear and do want people want, he certainly wouldn’t have been framed and killed
    All these people vilifying Trump just find it too difficult to come to grips with Trump’s utter departure from the old order, where people are afraid of speaking the damn truth for fear of being critised and hated
    At any rate, Trump remains the US president obvious by the will of God
    God never makes mistake

    • Attributing everything that happens to the will of God is childish and really shows our ignorance about who God is truly is. The fact that God gave the Israelites King Saul does not equate to his approval of their request. He gave them Saul in his wrath and removed him in his anger. The more we know about God the better our understanding of Him

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