Despite Criticism, Sen. Flake Says Not Thinking of Quitting GOP

Share
Despite Criticism, Sen. Flake Says Not Thinking of Quitting GOP

In his latest string of criticism against his political party, Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) said he wishes his party had done more to stop the repeatedly debunked "birtherism" conspiracy theory that President Barack Obama is not a US citizen when it first emerged.

Sen. Flake has become one of the GOP's most outspoken critics of the president after publishing a book earlier this month in which he takes the party to task for supporting Trump's candidacy.

Todd inquired if Flake had done enough, to which he replied he believed "on that, I think I did", before turning to the cheers of "Lock Her Up" at Donald Trump rallies. "That was particularly ugly".

He tweeted in 2012 and in 2014 claiming Obama had a fake birth certificate and kept bringing up the issue as late as December 2015.

Republican Senator Jeff Flake of Arizona said Sunday that he wished his party had spoken out against claims that President Obama wasn't born in America and to calls to jail Hillary Clinton at Donald Trump's rallies. "Anybody at that rally, anybody at those rallies, ought to stand up and say 'that's inappropriate, we shouldn't be doing that".

Mr Flake was also critical of Mr Trump throughout the presidential campaign, especially following the release of "Access Hollywood" footage that showed the then-candidate bragging about sexual assault.

He also reminded those who say the fact that the GOP controls the White House and both houses of Congress means the party is doing well, that "not long ago we had that, in 2006, and we lost it because, I don't think, we acted very conservative, with all the spending and everything else that went on".

The senator, who is promoting a new book "Conscience of a Conservative", said that "what is so broken about our politics is we just can't get together on the big things".

Share

Advertisement

Related Posts

Frank Clark, Germain Ifedi still out of practice
Clark, who has sat out partially for disciplinary reasons , has also been spotted limping around the field with a knee brace. Similar to Ifedi, no injury updates have been provided. "Yeah, he was banged a little bit, but he's OK", Carroll said.

The agent of Newcastle target Lucas Perez blasts greedy Arsenal
Perez featured 21 times in all competitions last season but his strike record impressed with a goal every three matches. But clubs are baulking at his price-tag and Perez's agent, Rodrigo Fernandez Lovelle , has shared his frustrations.

Tutor Perini Corporation (NYSE:TPC) Issues Earnings Results
Finally, BidaskClub upgraded Tutor Perini Corporation from a "sell" rating to a "hold" rating in a report on Thursday, July 6th. Public Employees Retirement System of OH increased its position in Tutor Perini Corporation by 93.9% in the first quarter.

Donald Trump shocks guests by gatecrashing wedding celebrations
So when Trump took office, it was assumed by many that he would stay off of the golf course, at least for the most part. Roughly 1,000 police officers were assigned to cover Trump's first homecoming , an NYPD official said at the time .

Archeologists find settlement 'where three of Jesus' apostles lived'
Aviam said he is confident his team's next excavation will yield "more evidence" that this is the site of Bethsaida and Julias. Under the Byzantine floor of a structure discovered during the first season were 30 coins that date to the 5th century CE.

Jeremy Corbyn condemns violence "on both sides" in Venezuela
The opposition has protested against the Constituent Assembly, and the worldwide community has mostly criticized it as well. The decision was later revoked, but the protests have only continued.

Trump learns USA binary system: Stupid Party versus Evil Party
Cancelling subsidies for lower-income American families will also have a negative impact on insurance premiums and deductibles. He said Manchin took the news amicably. "Well, he may have been the only person who didn't know that".

Branden Albert Reportedly Will Report to Jaguars After Previously Retiring
The Jaguars, who are holding joint practices with the Patriots in New England, declined to comment on the situation Monday. Albert worked with the first-team offense on the first day of camp but Robinson took reps there in the next two practices.

New York Community Bancorp, Inc. (NYCB) Stock Rating Upgraded by BidaskClub
The last close places the company's stock about $17.36 off its 52 week high of $110.64 and $20.01 above the 52 week low of $73.27. The rating was upgraded by Sandler O'Neill on Monday, November 2 to "Buy". (NYCB) will report its next earnings on Jul 26 BMO.

Andrew Peller Ltd. (ADW-B.TO) Money Flow Index Levels in Focus
After a recent check, the 50-day Moving Average is 73.92, the 200-day Moving Average is 66.91, and the 7-day is noted at 75.45. VanEck Vectors AMT-Free Short Municipal Index ETF (SMB)'s Williams Percent Range or 14 day Williams %R now sits at -22.22.

© 2015 ExpressNewsline. All Rights reserved.