Never-Trump GOP Senator just announced this move to stop Trump
MSNBC’s favorite Republican Senator Jeff Flake (R-AZ) announced he’s quitting after this term.
Instead of finishing out his term with grace, the never-Trumper is doing everything in his power to block Trump from implementing his Make America Great Again policies.
And the “reason” Senator Flake gave for his latest hissy fit is outrageous.
Senator Flake is blocking President Trump’s judicial nominees for no apparent reason.
Roll Call reports:
Arizona Republican Jeff Flake halted an appeals court nominee last week and he’s not publicly saying why, a behind-the-scenes move that takes aim at one of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s top priorities this year.
The Senate Judiciary Committee scuttled a planned vote June 14 on the nomination of Britt Grant, a pick from Georgia for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit. Flake’s hold throws a wrench in what has been the Senate GOP’s smoothly operating judicial confirmation machine.
“Oh, it’s just something I’m working out,” Flake said Tuesday, without offering more details. The typically media-friendly senator did say his reason didn’t have anything to do with Grant herself.
The move has not gone over well with Sen. Johnny Isakson, who said he confronted Flake but doesn’t know the reason for the hold. “It’s an indiscriminate, irresponsible use of a privilege of the Senate,” the Georgia Republican said.
After Trump’s election, Senator Flake made rounds on the liberal media circuit because they love nothing more than to pump up a Republican bashing President Trump.
There was even speculation that Flake could challenge Trump in 2020.
But now his anti-Trump hissy fit has gotten petty and it’s hurting the country.
After several days of blocking nominees without saying why, Flake claimed he was doing so because he was upset about President Trump’s trade policies.
But everyone knows the real reason Flake is blocking these nominees is to get back at Trump for effectively ending his political career.
Flake staked out his never-Trump territory, but refused to admit he was wrong when Trump took office and began enacting policies that have driven unemployment to record lows.