Skip to comments.Flake: Better for a Dem to win in 2020 than Trump
Posted on 03/29/2019 4:59:19 PM PDT by BadLands59
Former Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) said Thursday that he would rather see a Democrat win in 2020 than have President Trump elected to a second term.
Flake made his comments at a debate in New York hosted by the nonprofit Intelligence Squared. Flake and New York Times columnist Bret Stephens argued that the GOP should not renominate Trump, while Liz Peek and former Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach backed the president.
Moderator John Donvan asked Flake if he would rather see Trump lose if he is the party's standard-bearer in 2020.
"Are you willing to lose a cycle for the Republican Party because of the principles that you're arguing?" Donvan asked.
"Oh yes, yes," Flake responded, citing Trump's policies on issues such as immigration. Flake said that while those policies were supported by the president's base, they hurt the Republican Party over the long run.
"It can galvanize people for a while, maybe for a cycle or two. But in the end, it turns people off. It turns off minorities. It turns off women," said Flake, noting that anti-immigration policies such as those pushed by former Gov. Pete Wilson (R-Calif.) hurt the GOP in The Golden State.
Flake was asked what the GOP should do if Trump remains the nominee.
"You sacrifice a generation, and you think, 'Man, we might get some policy goals in the next year or two,'" Flake said. But he hoped the party took a longer view.
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Flake had evolved. He’s a Democrat, regardless of what he calls himself for convenience.
Ok. Please elaborate on what you think will happen and why it is bad
Flake is a disgusting Rino. We have many that must be driven out of our party.
He certainly has the right name!
These anit Trump men wno can’t put their
idiosyncrasies aside and see all the good and all the progress Trump has done, are insecure men who are intimidated by Pres Trunp and their pride turns it into absolute rejection and every time they speak hating Trump, it’s a way to deal with the weak man they are.
That is My conclusion...
It helps me to put a reason on stupidity!
Do you even look?
Flake: Better for a Dem to win in 2020 than Trump
3/29/2019, 5:38:23 PM
Come on, Flake...you run. You appear to be tapped into Americans ...bwahahahaha.
Never has a politician been as aptly named as Flake.
Maybe someone will crush his larynx with referred asphyxiation and myocardial infarction. If we’re lucky...
Jeffry Lane Flake was born in Snowflake, AZ... Really..! :)
I’d be happy if he just spent more time on the treadmill like Harry Reid did.
Just like Reid and Romney.
I’m betting that there is an indictment with your name on it, Flake. Almost 83,000 on Pacer.gov. Those who scream the loudest...
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