When Donald Trump first took workplace, there was little Republican resistance in opposition to him. There was John McCain after all. There was additionally push-back from Tennessee’s Bob Corker.
However Jeff Flake was generally the loudest Republican voice in opposition to 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 turn into of his occasion. On Tuesday, he wrote a scathing Washington Publish 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 position 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. Women and gents, that is your modern Republican Celebration, the place at the moment there isn’t a higher offense than honesty.”
“It’s elementary to must say this, however we didn’t turn into an amazing nation by believing or espousing nonsense, or by embracing lunacy. And if my occasion continues down this path, we won’t be match to manipulate.”https://t.co/1Qz8QOuYfX
— Jeff Flake (@JeffFlake) May 11, 2021
Cheney closed, “Once I grew to become an unwitting dissident in my occasion by talking in protection of self-evident truths, I assumed that increasingly of my colleagues would observe me. I stay astonished that so few did. Congresswoman Cheney, I understand how alone you have to 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 at the moment’s GOP. And most Republicans aren’t snug talking like this until they’re retired like Flake.
Learn the complete op-ed here
Todd Neikirk is a New Jersey based mostly politics and know-how 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 along with his household.