Republican Sen. Jeff Flake of Arizona has been a frequent critic of President Donald Trump and has bemoaned the current tenor of the White House, his political party and the U.S. political culture in general for quite a while. And now, in his words, he’s had “enough,” announcing that he won’t seek re-election in a blistering screed against American politics in 2017.
You can watch the whole speech here, via CSPAN.
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Flake joins Sen. Bob Corker of Tennessee as Republicans who’ve become loudly vocal of their displeasure with the Trump administration following decisions to not seek re-election. Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders was dismissive of Flake’s words during her daily press briefing, saying, “Based on the lack of support he has from the people of Arizona, it’s probably a good move.”