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 12 months.
And the lawmaker has continued to talk out about what’s develop into of his celebration. On Tuesday, he wrote a scathing Washington Put up op-ed in regards to the therapy 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 might properly pay together with her profession.”
The previous senator continued, “No, this isn’t the plot of a film set in an asylum. Girls and gents, that is your modern Republican Get together, the place right this moment there isn’t a larger offense than honesty.”
“It’s elementary to must say this, however we didn’t develop into an awesome nation by believing or espousing nonsense, or by embracing lunacy. And if my celebration continues down this path, we won’t be match to control.”https://t.co/1Qz8QOuYfX
— Jeff Flake (@JeffFlake) May 11, 2021
Cheney closed, “Once I turned an unwitting dissident in my celebration by talking in protection of self-evident truths, I assumed that an increasing number of of my colleagues would comply with 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 right this moment’s GOP. And most Republicans aren’t comfy talking like this until they’re retired like Flake.
Learn the total op-ed here
Todd Neikirk is a New Jersey primarily based politics and expertise 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.