Never-Trumper Jeff Flake committed his ultimate betrayal with this ultimatum
Jeff Flake has tried to have it both ways.
But after announcing he’s quitting the Senate, he turned into a full-blown Democrat.
And he just stabbed Donald Trump in the back on the Senate floor.
During Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation process, Jeff Flake sided with the Democrats in calling for yet another FBI investigation.
He was secretly hoping to find a smoking gun so he could vote against Trump’s nominee.
He ultimately voted for Kavanaugh, but now he’s vowing to hold up ALL of President Trump’s judicial nominees.
The only way he will vote for any Trump appointment is if his recently-introduced legislation is voted on by the Senate.
Flake teamed up with his best buddy Democrat Chris Coons to craft a bill to protect Robert Mueller’s job.
This is Flake’s way of getting at Trump while he has one foot out the door.
The Washington Post reports:
Arizona Republican Sen. Jeff Flake said Wednesday that he would not vote for any more of President Trump’s judicial nominees until the Senate votes on a bill to prevent special counsel Robert S. Mueller III from being fired — a pledge that could complicate Republicans’ hope to confirm dozens of conservative judges before the end of the year.
Flake’s warning will likely force Republicans — who hold 51 seats in the Senate — to rely on Vice President Pence to confirm any of the 32 judicial nominees pending before the full Senate, as Democrats have little incentive to support those who Flake has committed to oppose. It also means that Republicans will likely have to go around the Senate Judiciary Committee, where Flake is a member and the GOP has only a one-seat majority, to advance any of the 21 nominees waiting for that panel’s endorsement. That also will require Pence’s tie-breaking vote.
Flake issued his threat after Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) blocked Flake and Sen. Christopher A. Coons (D-Del.) from holding a vote on the bill, which would give any fired special counsel the ability to swiftly challenge their termination before a panel of three federal judges. Most Republicans — including co-authors Sens. Thom Tillis (R-N.C.) and Lindsey O. Graham (R-S.C.) — have argued that the bill is unnecessary because Trump would never dare fire Mueller, whose ongoing probe of Russian interference in the 2016 election has sought to learn whether anyone in Trump’s campaign conspired with those efforts.
Jeff Flake is a national embarrassment.
He’s quitting the Senate because he knew there was no way voters would re-elect him.
Many Trump supporters blame him for Democrat Kyrsten Sinema ultimately taking over his seat.
One of the major accomplishments of the Trump administration has been the confirmation of two Supreme Court justices as well as countless constitutionalist appointments to lower courts.
One of the major accomplishments of the Trump administration has been confirming strict constitutionalist judges including two Supreme Court justices.