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  • Jeff Flake says 'at least 35' Republican senators would privately vote to impeach Trump

    09/26/2019 6:16:31 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 163 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 26, 2019 | Joseph A. Wulfsohn
    Former Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake made a bold claim on Thursday when he said "at least 35" GOP senators would privately vote for President Trump's impeachment. Appearing at the 2019 Texas Tribune Festival, Flake, a frequent critic of the president, offered his own reaction and predicted that close to three dozen Republican senators would back impeachment. "I heard someone say if there were a private vote there would be 30 Republican votes. That's not true," Flake said during a Q&A. "There would be at least 35."
  • Ouch! Jeff Flake makes two.. errors on his way out. One was announcing... farewell on Twitter

    12/14/2018 8:44:07 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 24 replies
    Biz Pac Review ^ | December 14, 2018 | Tom Tillison
    FULL TITLE: Ouch! Jeff Flake makes two embarrassing errors on his way out. One was announcing his farewell on Twitter Sen. Jeff Flake made his share of mistakes since taking office, chief among them being to underestimate the intelligence of the average Republican voter, so it’s only fitting that the lawmaker makes two embarrassing errors on his way out the door. The first and perhaps most brutal error was for the moderate Trump-hating Arizona Republican to announce his farewell on Twitter. “Full of gratitude today as I deliver my farewell address in the Senate Chamber at 11:00 EST,” Flake advertised....
  • Pence Casts Tie-breaking Vote to Confirm Federal Judge

    12/12/2018 5:50:08 AM PST · by Kaslin · 64 replies ^ | December 12, 018 | Leah Barkoukis
    Vice President Mike Pence had to break a tie in the Senate on Tuesday to confirm Jonathan Kobes as a judge on the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals. The 50-50 tie came thanks to Sen. Jeff Flake, who joined every Democrat in voting against the nomination. The retiring Arizona senator has vowed to block all judicial picks until the Senate votes on legislation that would protect special counsel Robert Mueller from being fired.Kobes is the first judge in U.S. history to be confirmed by the Senate with a tie-breaking vote from the vice president, according to CBS News.  With @VP breaking...
  • Huckabee lets loose on Flake: ‘Selfish narcissist’ who should ‘go hide in an elevator’

    11/30/2018 9:28:22 AM PST · by SMGFan · 27 replies
    the hill ^ | November 29, 2018
    Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee (R) on Thursday tweeted his outrage with Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) for vowing to oppose all of President Trump's judicial picks until there is a vote on legislation that would protect special counsel Robert Mueller. "Flake is a selfish narcissist who would stop one of the few things he actually could do for his country-confirm responsible judges," Huckabee wrote. "His hate of @realDonaldTrump exceeds his sense of duty. His proposal is unconstitutional anyway." "Good riddance!" Huckabee wrote of Flake, who is retiring in early January. "Go hide in an elevator!"
  • Senate panel cancels votes on Trump court picks amid Flake standoff

    11/28/2018 4:47:53 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 114 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/28/18 | Jordain Carney
    Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) announced Wednesday that he is canceling votes on nearly two dozen of President Trump’s judicial nominees that were expected to come up in the Judiciary Committee this week. The cancellation of the committee’s Thursday business meeting comes as Senate Republicans are in a standoff with outgoing Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.), who has vowed to oppose all court picks until he gets a vote on legislation protecting special counsel Robert Mueller. The notification from the Judiciary Committee didn’t specify when, or if, the committee votes on the nominations would be rescheduled. Six circuit court nominees had been...
  • Barrasso: Senate will confirm judges with or without Flake (VIDEO)

    11/15/2018 8:44:52 AM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyColonel · 17 replies
    Fox News ^ | 15 Nov 18
    Republican senator insists there is no threat to the special counsel after Sen. Flake threatens to oppose judicial nominees until a vote on legislation to protect Mueller.
  • Flake to try to force vote on bill protecting Mueller

    11/08/2018 3:08:36 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 84 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/08/18 04:14 PM EST | JORDAIN CARNEY
    Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) announced Thursday that he will try to force a vote on legislation protecting special counsel Robert Mueller after President Trump ousted Attorney General Jeff Sessions Wednesday. Flake said he and Sen. Christopher Coons (D-Del.) will go to the Senate floor next week to try to get a deal on advancing the legislation. "When the Senate convenes next week, @ChrisCoons and I will ask for unanimous consent to bring S.2644, the Special Counsel Independence and Integrity Act, to a vote on the Senate floor. After the firing of The AG, it is more important than ever to...
  • Jeff Flake: Republicans must move beyond the cult of Trump’s personality

    11/08/2018 6:16:14 AM PST · by C19fan · 70 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Novembeer 7, 2018 | Jeff Flake
    must admit that Tuesday’s election was a bit odd for me. For the first time in nearly two decades, I spent it as a spectator rather than a participant. In ordinary times, I would have missed the push and pull, the spirited debates about the size and scope of government. I was content to sit this one out. After all the machinations, the conventional wisdom held. The House will now be under Democratic control while Republicans will maintain the majority in the Senate. We are under divided government again, the type of government that, in my opinion, usually delivers the...
  • Jeff Flake Insults Cruz & Trump, Says It’s Anti-Semitic to Criticize Soros

    11/03/2018 8:00:59 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 113 replies
    Independent Sentinel ^ | November 3, 2018 | S. Noble
    Sen. Jeff Flake, the left-wing ‘Republican’, is a nasty, vengeful guy. Three days before the election, he appeared on Wolf Blitzer’s show to praise Obama, criticize Ted Cruz and the President, and he suggested criticism of George Soros is anti-Semitic. He downplayed the “threat” posed to America by illegal immigration and blasted Sen. Ted Cruz for calling out his opponent who has supported illegal immigrants. A Project Veritas undercover video appeared to show that Cruz’s opponent Robert Francis O’Rourke has been aiding illegal immigrants, possibly illegally.
  • Jeff Flake: I still don’t know if I believed Kavanaugh (or Ford)

    10/24/2018 8:23:11 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 70 replies
    Hot Air ^ | October 23, 2018 | John Sexton
    Sen. Jeff Flake appeared on the View today and said he wasn’t sure if he believed Dr. Christine Blasey Ford or Judge Brett Kavanaugh, an answer that didn’t sit well with most of the show’s hosts. Of course, all of the ladies on the show approved of Flake’s decision to demand an FBI investigation after he was confronted in an elevator by a couple of activists. But the conversation turned when Joy Behar asked if the FBI investigation merely gave Flake “cover” to vote for Kavanaugh. Flake pushed back a bit, noting that the Anita Hill FBI investigation only took...
  • Key Republican senators condemn Trump's mockery of Ford

    10/03/2018 10:44:02 AM PDT · by Innovative · 94 replies
    CNN ^ | Oct. 3, 2018 | Devan Cole and Stephen Collinson, CNN
    Three Republican senators who will be crucial to deciding whether Brett Kavanaugh reaches the Supreme Court hit out at President Donald Trump on Wednesday after he unleashed an attack on Christine Blasey Ford, who has accused the judge of sexual assault. Trump's mockery of Ford at a campaign rally on Tuesday night intensified political pressure on senators Jeff Flake of Arizona, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska and Susan Collins of Maine as they consider how they will vote on Kavanaugh. Collins told CNN's Manu Raju that the comments were "just plain wrong." She would not say if they would affect her...
  • Rollins on Jeff Flake: He Will Go Down As One of the Great Turncoats and Cowards in Senate History

    09/28/2018 11:32:15 PM PDT · by SmokingJoe · 103 replies
    TheGatewayPundit ^ | 9/28/2018 | Jim Hoft
    Full title: GOP Consultant Ed Rollins on Jeff Flake: He Will Go Down As One of the Great Turncoats and Cowards in Senate History (VIDEO) Earlier in the day on Friday Senator Jeff Flake announced he would vote to confirm Brett Kavanaugh out of the Judiciary Committee. Then he got cornered in an elevator by a screaming leftist for 4 minutes. About an hour later and after several private talks with Democrats Jeff Flake came out and announced he would only vote for Brett Kavanaugh if an investigation continued on the man for another week. This is exactly what Democrats...
  • Sen. Jeff Flake: I didn't like Kavanaugh's partisan tone

    10/01/2018 4:15:09 PM PDT · by Magnatron · 108 replies
    CNN Fake News ^ | 1 October 2018 | Brian Ries, Meg Wagner and Jessie Yeung
    Sen. Jeff Flake — who on Friday said he would not vote for Brett Kavanaugh on the Senate floor without an FBI investigation — said he didn't like the judge's "partisan" tone during his testimony last week. "I didn't like some of the more partisan references and the tone, particularly the interaction with some of my colleagues, with Amy Klobuchar, that he came back and apologized after a break," Flake said referencing comments Kavanaugh made to the Minnesota Democrat. Flake continued: "I don't want to politicize the court. The Supreme Court is one of the last bastions of trust of...
  • Flake: FBI must do a 'real investigation' of Kavanaugh

    10/01/2018 1:42:41 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 111 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | October 1, 2018 | by Ali Vitali
    BOSTON - Sen. Jeff Flake said Monday he was working with the White House counsel's office to ensure that the FBI is able to do a "real investigation" into allegations of sexual misconduct against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. "We certainly want the FBI to do a real investigation and we are working to make sure that happens. I've had discussions, many yesterday, with my colleagues, with the White House counsel's office, my staff is following up as well. I had one of those conversations just five minutes ago to make sure that the - that any current credible allegation...
  • Here’s What Will Happen In This Week From Hell Brought To You By Jeff Flake

    10/01/2018 11:46:05 AM PDT · by Liberty7732 · 33 replies
    Here’s what’s going to happen this week. It does not require a Biblical-level prophet or a crystal ball. As a longtime mainstream media journalist and political consultant, I can see this as clearly as if I had it straight from Mount Sinai — minus the actual divine revelation. Seriously, just seeing forward by looking backward. First and foremost, at least one other allegation of a woman or women being sexually assaulted by Judge Brett Kavanaugh will breathlessly emerge after extensive consultation with Democratic lawyers and operatives. This is all but guaranteed. Somehow, another one will come forward because the heirs...

    10/01/2018 12:22:24 PM PDT · by Para-Ord.45 · 54 replies ^ | October 01 2018 | M. Prince
    Republican Sen. Jeff Flake admitted on Sunday that had he been running for re-election in Arizona, requesting the FBI to investigate allegations of sexual misconduct against Judge Brett Kavanaugh would have made him unelectable to the Senate. The Arizona senator voted “yes” to advance Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination out of the Senate Judiciary Committee and into the full Senate on Friday with the condition that an FBI probe would briefly investigate Christine Blasey Ford’s accusation of sexual abuse against the judge. Flake notably announced that he would not be running for re-election in October 2017. CBS News’ Scott Pelley asked...
  • Jeff Snowflake Takes Elevator, Gives Trump and Kavanaugh The Shaft

    10/01/2018 11:26:50 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 4 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 10-01-18 | Daniel John Sobieski
    Perhaps the greatest accomplishment of President Trump has been to expose the deep state swamp creatures behind the curtain who have been pulling the levers of power for decades and have in the past two years or so have been trying to pull the rug out from under the Trump administration. Witness the Kavanaugh inquisition, which could have been made more farcical only if Peter Strzok and Lisa Page had been the agents assigned to do the umpteenth FBI background check of Judge Kavanaugh. At least the like of Maize Hirano, Cory Booker, Kamala Harris et all have the honesty...
  • Flake: “Not A Chance” I Would Have Agreed To Reopen Kavanaugh FBI Background Check If I Was...

    10/01/2018 11:22:08 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 27 replies
    Hot Air ^ | Posted at 12:01 pm on October 1, 2018 | ED MORRISSEY
    FULL TITLE: Flake: “Not A Chance” I Would Have Agreed To Reopen Kavanaugh FBI Background Check If I Was Running For Re-Election Call this a Captain Obvious moment in last night’s joint interview on 60 Minutes. Jeff Flake joined his Gang of Two colleague Chris Coons to celebrate bipartisanship in the form of a one-week delay on Brett Kavanaugh’s final confirmation vote. Flake, who will retire from the Senate at the end of the year, laments that there is no incentive to reach across the aisle anymore, and that if he had to stand for election he never would have...
  • CNN analyst Jeffrey Toobin: 'Hats off' to Jeff Flake for delaying Kavanaugh

    10/01/2018 6:06:50 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | October 1, 2018 | Eddie Scarry
    CNN analyst Jeffrey Toobin on Monday praised Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., for calling for an FBI investigation into sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, a move that will delay his Senate confirmation until later this week. Toobin said Flake deserved credit for the move, after he had previously called Flake "pathetic" for stating that he was ready to confirm Kavanaugh. "I was very critical of Jeff Flake before last week, that he’s big talk, no action," said Toobin. "And I was wrong. He is the person who got this FBI probe going. It was all his initiative....
  • Report: Flake wasn’t pressured, he masterminded the Kavanaugh delay

    10/01/2018 4:20:14 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 87 replies ^ | 9-30-2018 | Fuzzy Slippers
    The "Flake-led rebellion" had "been building for nearly two weeks" According to a report published by Politico, Senator Jeff Flake (R-AZ) chose to appear pressured when, in fact, he masterminded the latest Kavanaugh delay. His subsequent media statements about his motivations and his media appearances in light of this report suggest Flake's true motivations are far less pure than he would have us believe. Flake's focus on optics, on his raw ambition (for 2020?), and on the kind of "swamp creature" political maneuvering surrounding this planned reversal paints for the American people a hideous and disturbing portrait of the Arizona...