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  • White House sees Flake, Kasich as 2020 challengers

    02/03/2018 9:11:16 AM PST · by kevcol · 74 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | February 3, 2018 | Paul Bedard
    White House advisors are already looking to the 2020 reelection campaign and expectations are high that President Trump will face a primary challenge. A top advisor told Secrets that the West Wing expects Ohio Gov. John Kasich to run again, offering his moderate credentials as an alternative to Trump, who criticized him at a fundraiser this week.
  • Flake: There Was No Justification for Comey Firing, There Should Be ‘No Firing of Anybody Else’

    01/31/2018 5:25:25 AM PST · by Sir Napsalot · 109 replies
    Breitbart Video ^ | 1-30-2018 | Pam Key
    Tuesday following President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address, Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) said there was no justification for the firing of former FBI Director James Comey, and he would consider legislation, so there is “no firing of anybody else.” Partial transcript as follows: WILLIAMS: Our mutual friend Chris Matthews has this theory that what we’re watching is a slow motion Saturday Night Massacre, that first there was Comey, then there was McCabe, and now Mr. Rosenstein appears to be squarely in the sights. Who in your party is prepared to stop that if Chris’ theory is correct? FLAKE:...
  • Jeff Flake: Shutdown Deal Gives Dreamers ‘Better Chance’ of Getting Pathway to Citizenship

    01/23/2018 7:11:56 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 34 replies
    Breitbart ^ | January 22, 3018 | Tony Lee
    Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) believes the recent three-day government shutdown and the deal to end it on Monday gave Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients and other illegal immigrant Dreamers “a better chance” of getting a pathway to citizenship. Flake has been working with Sens. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Dick Durbin (D-IL) on a bill that would give a “12-year pathway to citizenship for about 2 million” illegal immigrant Dreamers and “legal status for their parents.” On Monday, Senate Democrats agreed to a three-week spending bill in exchange for a DACA vote before February 8. “I do think that...
  • Flake/Durbin/Gardner Plan: Amnesty for Millions or Shut Down Governmen

    01/20/2018 8:24:41 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 78 replies
    Breitbart ^ | January 19, 2018 | John Binder
    An expansive amnesty plan for millions of illegal aliens, being led by Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) and his Democrat and Republican establishment allies, would annually give U.S. citizenship to 25,000 foreigners with Temporary Protected Status (TPS). The Gang of Six amnesty plan is being pushed by Flake, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Sen. Cory Gardner (R-CO), Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL), Sen. Michael Bennet (D-CO), and Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ). The pro-open borders Senators want to see the amnesty slipped into a spending bill that would fund the federal government, threatening a shutdown if it is not included. Despite being told by...
  • Senator Calls Trump "Stalinesque" [semi-satire]

    01/20/2018 12:03:01 AM PST · by John Semmens · 6 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 21 Jan 2018 | John Semmens
    This week, Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Az) compared President Trump to notorious Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin in a speech he gave to fellow Senators Dick Durbin (D-Ill) and Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn) in the Senate. Durbin characterized his colleague's remarks as "moving and insightful. Considering that Trump is clearly a monster of prodigious magnitude, Jeff showed enormous courage speaking truth to power. Why, just the other day Trump used the s*** word to denigrate the governments that are so bad that they turn their citizens into refugees." Klobuchar praised Flake's defense of the media as "a stellar effort in the battle against...
  • GOP Senators Send Trump ‘Amnesty-Or-Shutdown’ Threat

    01/18/2018 6:47:56 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 241 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Jan 18, 2018 | by NEIL MUNRO
    Pro-amnesty GOP Senators are working hand-in-glove with Democrats to block a government budget until President Donald Trump agrees to break his campaign promise and his presidency by amnestying millions of wage-lowering illegal immigrants. The hostage-taking is being fronted by a group of GOP legislators, led by Sen. Jeff Flake and Sen. Lindsey Graham, who announced Wednesday they would not allow 2018 funding for the Pentagon until Trump approves an amnesty, saying:
  • Jeff Flake compares Trump's attacks on 'Fake News' media to STALIN.

    01/17/2018 10:19:24 PM PST · by Belteshazzar · 41 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | January 17, 2018 | David Martosko
    Arizona lawmaker Jeff Flake compared Donald Trump to Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin on Wednesday, delivering a blistering attack on the president to a nearly empty U.S. Senate chamber. The Republican has become one of Trump's favorite targets, earning a presidential nickname – 'Jeff Flakey' – since his impending retirement has freed him to openly castigate the White House on several fronts. 'It is a testament to the condition of our democracy that our own president uses words infamously spoken by Josef Stalin to describe his enemies,' Flake said, citing a Trump tweet in which he branded five news outlets 'the...
  • Jeff Flake: ‘In no way’ comparing Trump to Stalin

    01/15/2018 1:47:39 PM PST · by jazusamo · 68 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 15, 2018 | Sally Persons
    Sen. Jeff Flake said Monday that his upcoming speech was “in no way” comparing President Trump and former Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin. “Joseph Stalin was a killer. Our president is not,” Mr. Flake, Arizona Republican, explained in an interview with CNN’s Christiane Amanpour. He emphasized the non-comparison in a subsequent tweet with a link to the article.
  • Flake to denounce Trump media attacks as Stalinist in Senate Speech

    01/14/2018 2:04:14 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 99 replies
    NBC News ^ | 1-14-2017 | Kasie Hunt and Kendall Breitman
    Sen. Jeff Flake is planning to slam President Donald Trump's attacks on the press on the Senate floor this week in a speech that will compare the president's use of the term "enemy of the people" to describe the media to Soviet dictator Josef Stalin. "When a figure in power reflexively calls any press that doesn't suit him 'fake news,' it is that person who should be the figure of suspicion, not the press," Flake, R-Ariz., will say, according to excerpts of the speech provided to NBC News. Trump called the media the "enemy of the people" in a February...
  • Libertarian Jeff Flake Defends Lies of Cuban Dictator Castro—Denounces President Trump as the Liar

    01/13/2018 5:54:22 AM PST · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 13, 2018 | Humberto Fontova
    I do believe Cuba’s responsible. I do believe that. And it’s a very unusual attack, as you know. But I do believe Cuba is responsible.” (President Trump regarding strange attacks on U.S. diplomats in Cuba that resulted in brain damage.)“What we’ve said to the Cubans is: small island, you’ve got a sophisticated security apparatus. You probably know who is doing it. You can stop it. It’s as simple as that.” (Secretary of State Rex Tillerson regarding same attacks.)Recently brain-damage was confirmed on the U.S. diplomats who served in the U.S. embassy in Cuba. So to most reasonable people, the KGB-founded...
  • (Update) Jeff Flake Backs Up Durbin - Says Trump Did Say Sh*thole

    01/12/2018 8:53:52 AM PST · by Pinkbell · 158 replies
    Jake Tapper ^ | January 12, 2018
    We have an update on the previous thread, which I'll link below. Trump denied saying "sh*thole" in the meeting, Dick Durbin came out and said Trump said it: “In the course of his comments, [President Trump] said things which were hate-filled, vile and racist,” Sen. Dick Durbin says of “sh*thole countries” comments. “He said these hate-filled things and he said them repeatedly.” http://cbsn.ws/2mngMu4 Of course, he then dramatized it to the extreme: "The most disheartening thing to me is, my belief that, that was the first time words that hateful have been spoken in the Oval Office of the White...
  • SHOCKING!!Micheal Flynn reveals deep secrets of the deep state"SEE WHY HE WAS FIRED

    01/08/2018 8:03:11 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 51 replies
    Youtube ^ | Published on Jan 8, 2018 | wikileaks tv
    Lengthy Interview...Not sure that I agree with eberything Roger stated but he has been there before .
  • Rubio calls Cuba sonic attacks a “documented fact” after GOP colleague questions evidence

    01/07/2018 11:52:42 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 11 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | Jan 07, 2018 | Franco Ordonez
    Sen. Marco Rubio pushed back Sunday against comments from a Republican colleague that the United States has found no evidence of “sonic attacks” in Cuba. The Florida Republican charged the attacks were a “documented fact.” In a series of tweets Sunday, Rubio dismissed comments by Sen. Jeff Flake of Arizona, a longtime advocate for improving ties with Cuba, stating that any U.S. official briefed on the mysterious events in Havana “knows full well that while method of attack still in question, that attacks and injuries occurred isn’t.” “It’s a documented FACT that 24 U.S. govt officials & spouses were victims...
  • US senator says no evidence of 'sonic attacks' in Cuba [Jeff Flake]

    01/06/2018 11:07:31 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 6, 2018 1:46 PM EST | Michael Weissenstein
    Republican Sen. Jeff Flake says the U.S. has found no evidence that American diplomats in Havana were the victims of attacks with an unknown weapon. Flake, a Senate Foreign Relations Committee member and a longtime leading advocate of detente with Cuba, met Friday with high-ranking Cuban officials including Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez and officials from the Interior Ministry, which oversees domestic security and works with foreign law-enforcement agencies. The Cubans told Flake the FBI has told them that, after four trips to Cuba, its agents have found no evidence that mysterious illnesses suffered by U.S. diplomats were the result of...
  • Flake warns: Trump headed for GOP primary challenge in 2020

    12/24/2017 1:36:51 PM PST · by jazusamo · 121 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 24, 2017 | Joseph Weber
    Trump critic and Republican Sen. Jeff Flake suggested Sunday that the president’s words and actions have left him open to a primary challenge if he seeks reelection. “If he continues on the path that he's on, that is going to leave a huge swath of voters looking for someone else,” Flake, who is not seeking reelection in 2018, told ABC News’ “This Week.” He's probably inviting a Republican challenge.” Flake also said Trump’s continued path could result in a “diminished base” and “a huge swath of voters in the middle that may be looking for something else” -- including a...
  • Flake not ruling out presidential bid

    12/24/2017 11:21:06 AM PST · by Sir Napsalot · 82 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12-24-2017 | Brett Samuels
    Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) on Sunday said if President Trump could see a Republican or independent challenger in 2020, adding that he’s not ruling out a possible White House bid himself. “I do believe if the president is running for reelection, if he continues on the path that he’s on, that that’s going to leave a huge swath of voters looking for something else,” Flake said on ABC’s “This Week.” Flake, who announced he is not running for reelection to the Senate in 2018, has been a vocal critic of Trump and the Republican Party under his leadership. Flake said...
  • McConnell Backs Trump on Chain-Migration, Ditches Sen. Flake

    12/21/2017 3:53:48 AM PST · by smileyface · 30 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Dec 20, 2017 | Neil Munro
    enate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell suggested Tuesday he will only bring an immigration bill to the Senate floor if it matches President Donald Trump’s immigration policies. The proposed re-alignment with Trump and his populist supporters was included in a Wednesday statement by McConnell, and undercut retiring GOP Sen. Jeff Flake’s claim on early Wednesday that McConnell had agreed to an amnesty vote in January.
  • Jury Rules for Arpaio in Lawsuit by Senator's Son, Ex-Wife

    12/15/2017 12:33:43 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 25 replies
    Blufield Daily Telegraph ^ | Dec 15, 2017 | JACQUES BILLEAUD and PAUL DAVENPORT
    An Arizona jury has refused to award damages against former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio at a civil trial for bringing a since-dismissed criminal case against one of Sen. Jeff Flake's sons in the heat-exhaustion deaths of 21 dogs. Jurors deliberated nearly an hour before ruling late Thursday against Austin Flake and his then-wife Logan Brown in their malicious-prosecution lawsuit stemming from Arpaio's investigation into the heat-exhaustion deaths of 21 dogs at a kennel operated by Flake's in-laws. Flake and Brown, who were in college at the time, were caring for the dogs while the in-laws were out of town.
  • Why I Confronted Jeff Flake on a Plane

    12/15/2017 12:40:36 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 49 replies
    CNN ^ | Fri December 15, 2017 | Ady Barkan
    I've spent my career as an advocate for economic justice, fighting for basic fairness for working families. It wasn't until this past year that I began fighting for my own life. It's that fight that led me to get arrested protesting the Republican tax plan in Washington, and that led me into debating it with Sen. Jeff Flake at 30,000 feet in the air on my way home. I never thought I'd be in this position. A year ago, I was healthy, taking morning runs on the California coast and looking forward to a new life with my newborn son,...
  • Flake on Jones victory: 'Decency wins'

    12/13/2017 4:18:55 AM PST · by x1stcav · 26 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/12/17 | Brett Samuels
    Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) responded to Democrat Doug Jones’s victory Tuesday in the Alabama Senate race by saying “Decency wins.” Flake, who has announced he will not seek reelection in 2018, was a vocal critic of Republican candidate Roy Moore. Moore was plagued during the campaign by allegations of sexual misconduct, including accusations that he made advances on teenagers when he was in his 30s. Flake wrote Jones’s campaign a $100 check, writing “Country over Party” in the memo line. Flake pointed to Moore’s past remarks that Muslims should not serve in Congress as an indicator he is “unfit” for...