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  • Romney calls on Steve King to resign after comments on white supremacy

    01/14/2019 3:53:32 PM PST · by SMGFan · 126 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 14, 2019
    Newly-elected Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) on Monday called for conservative Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) to resign from the House because of his remarks questioning whether white supremacy is "offensive." “I think he ought to step aside and I think Congress ought to make it very clear he has no place there,” Romney told CNN’s Manu Raju on Monday. A spokeswoman for Romney confirmed the statement. Romney is the latest high-profile Republican voice to condemn King’s comments made in an interview with The New York Times in which he said, “white nationalist, white supremacist, Western civilization — how did that language...
  • The good news: CBS negotiating to add a Republican commentator; the bad news: It’s Jeff Flake

    01/11/2019 7:23:58 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/11/2019 | Thomas Lifson
    Television news organizations that want to claim they are “balanced” with the views of both parties but remain critical of President Trump continue to turn to NeverTrumps. Bill Kristol, Max Boot, Ana Navarro, Meghan McCain, and Nicole Wallace are about to be joined by Jeff Flake, who didn’t even bother running for re-election to the Senate because of his unpopularity, ig the reported negotiations with CBS work out. Emily Birnbaum reports in The Hill: CBS News is engaging in talks to possibly bring on newly departed Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) for a role with the network. The Hollywood Reporter reports that the former senator...
  • CBS News In Talks to Hire Former Sen. Jeff Flake

    01/10/2019 1:37:45 PM PST · by detective · 33 replies
    MSN News ^ | Jeremy Barr
    After retiring from the U.S. Senate last week, Jeff Flake is still looking for his "next thing." It might just be at CBS News, which has engaged in talks with the Arizona Republican about a role at the network, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. Flake, who emerged as one of President Trump's biggest critics and might challenge him for the party nomination in 2020, was spotted at the network's Manhattan headquarters last Friday. Flake could serve in the standard role for ex-politicians, as an on-air contributor, or as something more, according to knowledgable sources.
  • GOP senator knocks Romney: The last thing we need is ‘a Jeff Flake on steroids’

    01/05/2019 3:01:58 PM PST · by bitt · 37 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/5/2019 | CHRIS MILLS RODRIGO
    Sen. David Perdue (R-Ga.) needled fellow Republican Sen. Mitt Romney (Utah) in an op-ed in The Washington Post on Friday, arguing that the GOP doesn't need "more distractions." "The mainstream media and Democrats want to further divide Republicans, and now Romney has played right into their hands," Perdue wrote. "Jeff Flake (Ariz.) filled that role before his retirement; the last thing we need now in the Senate is a Jeff Flake on steroids. We certainly don’t need more distractions. We need constructive leaders who want to get things done." Perdue invoked Flake, a vocal critic of President Trump who retired...
  • Trump on Romney

    01/02/2019 5:22:01 AM PST · by be-baw · 87 replies
    Twitter ^ | January 2, 2019 | President Donald J. Trump
    Donald J. Trump ‏ Verified account @realDonaldTrump 26m26 minutes ago Here we go with Mitt Romney, but so fast! Question will be, is he a Flake? I hope not. Would much prefer that Mitt focus on Border Security and so many other things where he can be helpful. I won big, and he didn’t. He should be happy for all Republicans. Be a TEAM player & WIN!
  • Shocker: Jeff Flake Is Being Totally Insufferable As Government Shutdown Looms

    12/21/2018 1:56:32 PM PST · by jazusamo · 62 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 21, 2018 | Matt Vespa
    Tweets at link. Well, he’s been a pain in the rear end for months. He’s been a thorn in his party’s side during the Brett Kavanaugh Supreme Court nomination. Even as the GOP tries to confirm a slate of conservative judges to federal benches, he’s been insufferable. And why? On the latter issue, it was over Senate Republicans’ refusal to pass a bill to protect Special Counsel Robert Mueller from being fired by the president. Yes, Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) has acted like your atypical Never Trump Republican. He has no base of support, no plan, no future, and so...
  • Lieu to Flake Following Retirement Announcement: ‘Welcome to the #Resistance’

    10/25/2017 5:15:04 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 17 replies
    freebeacon ^ | October 24, 2017 | Conor Beck
    Democratic Rep. Ted Lieu (Calif.) tweeted on Tuesday, "Dear Senator Jeff Flake: Welcome to the #Resistance," in response to Sen. Jeff Flake's (R., Ariz.) decision not to seek reelection and Senate floor speech in which he castigated colleagues for not standing up to President Donald Trump. The congressman retweeted a segment of Flake's speech, adding his message of "welcome" to the Arizona senator whose term is up in 2018. Ted Lieu âś”@tedlieu Dear Senator @JeffFlake: Welcome to the #Resistance. https://twitter.com/kylegriffin1/status/922906813342867456 Â… 3:28 PM - Oct 24, 2017 The original tweet from MSNBC producer Kyle Griffin included a short line from...
  • John McCain's family turns on Martha McSally

    12/15/2018 8:30:46 PM PST · by budj · 67 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 12/15/2018 | Katelyn Caralle
    Meghan McCain’s husband said that Rep. Martha McSally, R-Ariz., would be an “unwise choice” for Arizona senator.
  • Pence Casts Tie-breaking Vote to Confirm Federal Judge

    12/12/2018 5:50:08 AM PST · by Kaslin · 64 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 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...
  • 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....
  • Trump says he hopes Kasich runs against him. Kasich advisor responds: 'Be careful what you wish for'

    12/13/2018 2:18:56 PM PST · by Trump20162020 · 64 replies
    CNBC ^ | December 13, 2018 | Brian Schwartz
    Ohio Republican Gov. John Kasich's chief political strategist has a message for President Donald Trump: "Be careful what you wish for." Earlier, a Fox News interviewer asked the president about the possibility of Kasich or retiring Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., running against him in 2020, and Trump responded, "I hope so." John Weaver, the Kasich strategist, responded to the remark with a warning. "Be careful what you wish for," Weaver said in a message to CNBC.
  • Flake: Republican Party ‘is a frog slowly boiling in water’

    12/09/2018 10:00:43 AM PST · by SMGFan · 97 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 9, 2018
    Retiring Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) said in a new interview that the Republican Party has been inured to danger of President Trump's continued criticism of special counsel Robert Mueller. "It’s like the party is a frog slowly boiling in water, being conditioned to not be worried, to not think too hard about what’s happening around them,” Flake told The Washington Post. “They feel at a loss about what to do because it’s the president’s party, without any doubt," he said. "So, there’s a lot of whistling by the graveyard these days.”
  • 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 Republicans unload on Flake

    11/30/2018 7:37:34 AM PST · by C19fan · 96 replies
    Politico ^ | November 29, 2018 | Borgess Everett and Elana Schor
    Jeff Flake is finally taking a stand on the need to protect Robert Mueller — and it’s infuriating his fellow Republicans. The retiring Arizona senator is undermining the Senate GOP’s efforts to approve as many lifetime-appointed federal judges as possible in the lame duck. His vow to oppose all judges until he gets a vote shielding the special counsel from presidential interference has already frozen 21 judicial picks in committee and on Thursday helped derail a nominee on the Senate floor.
  • Sen. Tim Scott announces opposition to judicial nominee Farr, effectively dooming confirmation

    11/29/2018 10:13:09 PM PST · by NKP_Vet · 37 replies
    https://apple.news ^ | November 29, 2018 | Gregg Re
    South Carolina Republican Sen. Tim Scott announced Thursday he will oppose embattled judicial nominee Thomas Farr, in a reversal of his position a day earlier that seemingly ends the nominee's chances for now amid fierce criticism by civil rights groups. Democratic lawmakers and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) have long cited Farr's work on the campaigns of North Carolina Republican Sen. Jesse Helms in 1984 and 1990. Farr was first nominated to the federal court in the Eastern District of North Carolina by former President George W. Bush in 2006, but never received a confirmation...
  • Tim Scott will oppose Trump judicial nominee’s confirmation

    11/29/2018 5:22:24 PM PST · by SMGFan · 54 replies
    NYPost ^ | November 29, 2018
    South Carolina GOP Sen. Tim Scott said Thursday he would oppose the nomination of Thomas Farr to the federal bench over his links to voter suppression efforts in North Carolina targeting blacks. Scott’s decision assures that President Trump’s nominee will not be confirmed by the Senate, where retiring Arizona Republican Sen. Jeff Flake had already said he would oppose Farr’s nomination. Senate Republicans have a slim 51-49 majority and could not afford to lose more than one vote since all 49 Democrats oppose Trump’s pick. In a statement explaining his decision, Scott, who is black, cited a 1991 Department of...
  • Lacking votes, Senate GOP delays vote on Trump judicial nominee Thomas Farr

    11/29/2018 11:25:08 AM PST · by Liberty7732 · 27 replies
    Senate Republicans on Thursday delayed a vote on one of President Trump's judicial nominees after a determination that they don't yet have to vote to confirm him. The Senate was set to vote at noon on Thomas Farr, who was nominated by President Trump to serve on the federal bench in North Carolina's Eastern District. But that vote was moved until some time next week. Sens. Tim Scott, R-S.C., and Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, are still deciding whether to support Farr, a former campaign lawyer for the late Sen. Jesse Helms who has been accused participating in a scheme to suppress...
  • Trump judicial nominees stall on Hill, as Flake digs in over Mueller plan

    11/29/2018 11:19:15 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 43 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 29, 2018 (3 hours ago) | Alex Pappas
    Confirmation proceedings for President Trump’s judicial nominees have partially stalled on Capitol Hill, as outgoing Arizona GOP Sen. Jeff Flake is standing firm in his vow to oppose all Trump nominations until the Senate votes on legislation to protect Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s probe. Flake, a frequent Trump critic who opted against running for re-election this year, followed through on his threat Wednesday afternoon and joined Democrats in opposing a bid to advance Thomas Farr’s nomination to serve on the federal bench for the Eastern District of North Carolina. Vice President Pence was then forced to break a tie on...
  • Thank you Jeff Flack, you IDIOT!

    11/29/2018 3:37:36 PM PST · by ChinaGotTheGoodsOnClinton · 10 replies
    Fox Snooze | self
    A lot of times I leave TV on just to keep the pets from getting too lonely but if I am not careful my DVR will change to Fox News. Therefore, I get a little exposure even though I've sworn off TV news. I highly recommend it. But just catching bits and pieces, let's hope the Senate will be a bit more pro-Trump in the new session. This media hounds should be charged with treason IMHO. And OK, we lost the House. Thanks, RHINO's! 45 PUBBIES suffering from PTSD, that is post-traumatic PRESS syndrome, choose NOT to run fearing the...
  • Sen. Jeff Flake's Nauseating Obstructionism Over Protect Mueller Bill

    11/29/2018 5:05:26 AM PST · by Kaslin · 43 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 29, 2018 | Matt Vespa
    Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-MI) won her runoff election last night over Democrat Mike Espy in Mississippi, so Republicans have a solid 53-47 majority. No longer will we have to deal with the Murkowski-Collins question when it come sot tight votes of judicial and Supreme Court nominations. We can run the table on paper, but we have a Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) problem. Yeah, Mr. Flake, the perpetual pain in the rear end of the Senate GOP, isn’t budging from his position of blocking Trump’s judicial nominees until a vote on a bill to protect Special Counsel Robert Mueller and the...