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Fresh update on "jeff flake" discussed on Total Information AM
"Com at because you can't pick up anything on. I 44 down there between here and Raleigh and and I had to. I picked the CNN act. Don't Don't ask me why I did that. It's probably dangerous for me to be driving. Listen to CNN at the same time. And they've got Jeff the flake on there. Former Republican Arguing that the Republicans have no business moving ahead with this in an election year. A CZ. Usual. Jeff Flake is wrong. And Jeff Flake is a committed Democrats. He's voting for Joe Biden. He's already announced that So we're gonna talk more about this this morning because I I suspect, the president said this week sometime. Since we're running out of time. I suspect it may be today or tomorrow, but he'll announce his pick so that they can start the vetting process and move forward. Ginsburg was confirmed. Hearing and confirmed in fewer days that are left between now and the election when Ruth Bader Ginsburg was put on the court In a shorter period of time that we have between now and the election. So for anybody to say, there's not enough time is ridiculous. There's plenty of time. Of course, the Democrats will try every stalling tactic that they can and try to argue hypocrisy versus what the Republicans did in 2016, but the cases are the same. It just is obvious is the nose on my face that that they're not? I listened to him debate that all weekend, So we're gonna talk more about that. We got, of course. Hans von Spakovsky coming up. A bit later. You don't want to miss that and we're going to get Phyllis slapped his son and the slap Flea on hearing about 8 20 sort of handicapping the lead candidates for The replacement of Ruth Bader Ginsberg, who's good? Who's asked You know, as labeled qualified to take over that role from a conservative perspective, Let's put it that way. We'll get to all that more coming up, 31424197970 say, Can you see by the Dawn's the What's so wave at.
Fresh update on "jeff flake" discussed on People, Passion and Politics with Robert Patillo
"So this is the issue that you're going to run into. That there are there's a lack of constitutional options available. For the for the Democrats to use You either have the question of trying to flip for Republican senators. And the reason to have to flip for Republican senators is because Democrats changed the rules under Harry Reid. So that you have have you only had to have a simple majority for judicial appointments that was called the nuclear option at the time, and Republicans responded in 2017 by changing the rules again, So you only have to have 51 votes for a Supreme Court pick, and that's how we got to this position now because otherwise You would have to have a 60 vote majority in order to confirm with Supreme Court justice. That's what the rule used to be. Democrats change it. The Republicans changed it, and now we are where we are. So you are more than likely going to get four plus Republican senators to turn against their own party to remove power from themselves, they would never get elected again. And quite frankly, they'd never be able to get jobs at a nonprofit wouldn't be able to work in the field they would get wouldn't get those lucrative cable news jobs. They wouldn't get those book deals Look at the Republicans who opposed Trump recently. Been saff. Was last time you heard from him. Jeff Flake disappeared. Ah, Corker from Tennessee. Career ruined. No Republican is going to take the risk of opposing trump All this So where your other options We haven't said you can try to prevent the Senate from having quorum not gonna happen because you were neatly saying four Republican senators not to show up. You could try to filibuster. But no, you can no longer filibuster senatorial pits because of the changes made by Democrats and later by Republicans in response to such You're running out of options. You're running low on anything that could stop them from making this pic. And I think the issue now is going to be well. What do you do? Going forward? One of the suggestions have been that Democrats to try to pack the court. And what they mean by Pat the court is That was that up until 18 69. The number of Supreme Court justices varied. You know, there were five. Sometimes there were four There were nine There were seven. I think, at the time until kind of settled in at nine justices in 18 69. Problem that you're going to run into is that FDR attempted to pet the court for the new deal. Did not work. Hey, Robert. As a matter of fact, they were decided to relent and even doing so now you need the type of majority in the Senate that we haven't seen in decades. Not like a one vote majority. We need several votes in your majority in order to be able to pet the court, so it's not gonna happen. So we're in a place where Democrats, it's going to have to figure out how to live. What the Trump Court. Is this the reality that they've gotten themselves into by making bad decisions in the past. All right now, go ahead. We have Saba. All right, so go ahead. Hey, Hagen Running, Robert. Good morning, Darnell. I've already spoken to you, but I don't want no one ignore you while we're on the air. So you know if it's not on the air didn't happen, so I want to make sure I want to say hi to you as well. Okay, so Robert Yes, ma'am. Okay, So, Robert, I would take you to task a little bit because I again you confuse me because you pretty much made the case that nowhere in the world that the Republican agenda ever have ever has ever aligned with black people in your opening when you went through the mist of things that were now in danger because of the Supreme Court pick I just again. I get confused as to where you're coming from, because you've been preaching and insisting that black people were rational voters, And that's what I've been hearing for you for years and years and years. You can't saying Oh, no, no, you're you're giving away your votes to the Democratic Party. The Republican Party has been the Republican Party. Nick's since the Southern strategy came into play in the 19 sixties and what people should stop going at Cunard out there saying that? Oh, you know the Democrats of the Dixiecrats? Not not not anymore. Because all the Dixiecrats switched over to the Republican Party. So up into this point, Robert, you have been telling us that we put the blacks were doing it wrong. You're not. You're not. You're not leveraging yourself. What I can't leverage myself with apart is antithetical to my humanity. I have been saying that to you now forever. So I just find it interesting. I want to thank you for finally admitting that yes, the Republican Party is a danger to your right. It's a danger to the environment. It is dangerous to your health. It's dangerous to women's rights of determining what is what is not appropriate for their own body, their own autonomy. So let's talk about this. You know what you're saying now is you you know you literally like down you're literally like I don't know what you're doing. You're sort of making sure that there is no hole because what you're saying is, you know, you know Obama's fault. Thank you so much, Robert. For that. Thank you Always make a present. Obama fought for everything that ever happens in this country. It's his fault. I don't know how a black man Is that I don't know how you justify yourself, saying that..
More than two dozen former GOP lawmakers endorse Biden
"And more than two dozen former Republican lawmakers have announced they are supporting Joe Biden, including former Senator Jeff Flake of Arizona. Former Senator Gordon Humphrey of New Hampshire, former Senator George John Warner of Virginia and former congressman Charlie Dent of
27 Republican former members of Congress say they'll back Biden over Trump
"Democratic nominee Joe Biden just keeps racking up the endorsements from former Republicans today more than two dozen former Republican members of Congress endorsed Biden notably on the first day of the Orange See Republican national convention the name that's most familiar to liberals like me is. Senator. Jeff. Flake he was the senator from Arizona Senator Gordon Humphrey of new, Hampshire and John Warner of Virginia round out the list of senders in the rest are all congressman from everywhere from Texas to Hawaii. So by an Israeli building strong huge coalition. And you might say, well, how does this affect me if your views are closer to mine we're not the intended audience for this intended audience is upper middle class upper class folks who usually vote Republican but modern it and. Turned off by trump. That's who they're trying to reach here. This gives those people permission to vote for Joe. Biden. Again, can you imagine being Republican crossing over to vote for a Democrat? Not really likely. So on the first day of the convention good news
Justice Ginsburg reveals she's battling cancer recurrence
"Ruth Bader GINSBURG has recurrence of her cancer and is. Taking chemotherapy so I. JUST WANNA play out a scenario here and get your thinking about it. Let's assume that. There is a vacancy on the Supreme Court between now and next January twenty and mitch, McConnell and Donald Trump. Decide to do the opposite of what they did with Merrick garland refusing what McConnell did with American, refused to have him about. Trump nominates a conservative justice to replace Ruth Bader GINSBURG. He could even do that after he loses the election in November. There's a lame Duck Senate and Mitch McConnell decides to push that through while he still has the votes. What would be the appropriate response from people on your side of the political divide to such a scenario? I. Mean I think you know maybe mass protests on a scale that we have not yet seen Ryan, I mean we've seen I. Think again and again protests, I we? The women's March where the which were the biggest protests ever up until that time I? Think those have now been exceeded by these black lives matter protest and I think that if you. I would like to think that you know in such a situation. You would have people in the streets and mass once again and I think one of the things that we've seen with these most recent black lives matter protests is how protests can work. Rate is how they can I don't I'm not sure I. I am sure I don't think they would stop. Mitch McConnell from I'm trying to think of a non obscene way to describe what Mitch McConnell with due to the future of democracy. Rape and I don't think that they would stop him, but you know you never know i. mean even the protests around Justice Cavanaugh. At least bought people a week right when those investigations were going on and and Jeff Flake voted to. Continue the investigation for one week and so. You know it would certainly deserve a. A mass uprising were they to sort of. Book the problem that we've had. It's a big problem in this country, and that it has been highlighted by the nightmare of the trump administration is minority rule. You know that you had minority president for the second time in. Two decades that you have a Senate controlled by a small minority of the country. That is able to put. People onto a supreme court that will. Again sort of rule against the interests of the majority I mean I think there's for obvious reasons the constitution is like has been written such as to head off a tyranny of the majority. What we have now a tyranny of the minority, and if Donald Trump were able to replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg were able to deal the death. Blow to Roe versus Wade. You know sort of a preemptive deathblow to any kind of big sweeping economic legislation that a binded administration would need to pass in order to shore up a quickly failing economy and A. catastrophically failing health care system. Rate I think if the democratic process fails in giving people a way to address that than the way to address, that is through mass non-violent action.
Trump survives impeachment: US president cleared of both charges
"That all of this is done what happens now for the trump presidency. I mean for the rest of his term. How're you expecting it to be different than and it might have been well in a way? This is like a turbo charge for president trump because he survived this gauntlet this impeachment proceeding without without having to be removed from office. And therefore he's waking up feeling emboldened and empowered and feels a conviction that everything he does is right. He is at the strongest point politically today that he's been in some time. The Gallup poll has his approval rating at forty percent which is sending shivers through the Spines of Democrats Crafts Around the country there are good feelings in the country about the economy which continues to home along to report to you tonight that our economy is the best I it has ever been. He had a pretty powerful economic message in a state of the Union. Even though a lot of it was exaggerated and he made claims that are not true. Jobs are booming. Income Poverty is plummeting. Crime is falling confidences surging. It was a selling argument. It for reelection and our country is thriving and highly respected again and so we can expect I think the president into continue to to sound teams into seek retaliation against all of those. He felt have wronged him in. It's impeachment process with this acquittal. How is that likely to change the office of the Presidency broadly? It's a good question because the evidence about trump's activity in Ukraine is. There's no dispute dispute about what he did. The evidence is clear the testimony was clear. Trump himself has admitted on camera that he wanted the Ukrainian government to do an investigation into his political political opponent and in fact he called on the Chinese government to do the same so what he did is clear what happened is the Republicans in the Senate made a political calculation about out not removing him from office for it that what he did doesn't amount to an impeachable offense and I spent some time in the last days interviewing historians and they said this is a major watershed moment in our nation's history because the way the founders set up our government setup. Our Constitution was to punish and remove presidents. Who who do exactly what? Donald Trump has been proven to have done with Ukraine. This is a system of checks and balances and what's happened is the legislative branch under Republican. Look in control in the Senate is no longer holding the president accountable they're becoming an instrument to propel his power and perpetuate his power and that's concerning to historians it's concerning to legal experts and it certainly would set a precedent. I would imagine for future presidents who will say look if trump got away with this I can get away with it too and it is just an expansion of that sort of executive power which is troubling to those who study the framers and the Constitution. Do you think I mean with a different president. You know ten years twenty years from now our future executive branches likely to think back to this moment and say I can do this. It's okay I'm not going to get in trouble. You know. They they could and we may not even have to look to future presidents for that. President trump has another ten months seven months in office. He may have another four years beyond that and there's no telling what he might try to do going forward because he's escaped accountability this time in the Russia investigation. You know the Muller Team documented did all of these examples for really proven examples where the president sought to obstruct justice but did not charge him or indict him because he's a sitting president narrow justice assists department guidelines about that. Well the very next day after Robert Mueller testified in Congress about this trump picked up the phone and called the Ukrainian president asking for the favor the political favors so he the conclusion he drew from the Muller Investigation and his lack of any legal punishment in that regard was that he can get away with with what he wants to do. He's the president if he does it so be it and the Republicans in on Capitol Hill or are there to support and protect him. So can you talk us through. How the president's President's own lawyers argued that the Senate basically doesn't have the power to to check the president one of the most striking moments in the president's defense came when one of his lawyers? Alan Dershowitz a noted criminal lawyer you've seen him on. TV for years Came to the floor of the Senate and advanced an argument that a lot of legal experts that said was dubious every public official that I know believes that his election is in the public interest. And mostly right your elections in the public interest. He said if the president does something that will help his reelection therefore is in the best interest of the country and if if a president does something which he believes will help him get elected in the public interest. He cannot be held or rather be impeached for for that action that cannot be the kind of quid pro. Quo that results in impeachment. And so that's a blanket. Excuse use for the president to do what he did with Ukraine but obviously anything else that the president deems to be in the interest of his reelection that is an argument that Dershowitz had to kind of walk back a little bit In in some comments he made the next day and he got a lot of heat from legal scholars who said that's just a completely baloney argument argument with no constitutional grounding but it is indicative. I think of how President Trump himself views his power and views his authority as the president and commander-in-chief founder and chief. Did we see a lot of senators latching onto that argument. A few did Actually the Republican senators of course but a few parroted the Dershowitz line came as a way of defending the president and saying basically he's president he can do whatever he wants for his reelection because getting him reelected is in the best interest of our country. What about the way that? The impeachment trial played out in the Senate. The fact that there were no new documents that there were no witnesses is that likely also to set. Its own kind of precedent for or the way that impeachment is handled in the future. Certainly we've only had an impeachment trial three times in our history and so there's not really a blueprint door protocol. Offer how to go about doing this. And and the Senate leaders along with the chief justice of the Supreme Court to kind of change and adapt the rules as they went along to figure out how this would work mark and the Democrats say this was a complete sham. Trial that Mitch. McConnell designed it from the get-go to move quickly to get to a very fast acquittal to turn the page to save trump into move on with the legislative business not to delve into the details. Not To really scrutinize the evidence. The most surprising thing I think watching the Sahlin fold the last few weeks that John Bolton came forward publicly or at least in the manuscript of his book which leaked out through the media with new information right. He's a first first hand witness to what the president wanted done and Ukraine. He offered to testify before the Senate or at least indicated he would if if asked. Here's somebody who could have come forward to provide a new to account that would have provided new evidence to this case and there was no interest among the Republican majority in the Senate to hear what he had to say. I don't believe the testimony is necessary. The house else managers have a burden of proof a burden of proof to prove their case they had fallen woefully short. We now have allegations from Mr Bolton. I think they would have more credibility if the allegations came from someone else. There is no new information in my opinion based on what John Bolton has known but today in an effort to generate interest in a book have selectively released. Information that that to me doesn't go beyond what we've seen in the seventeen witnesses who've already testify only two. Republican senators voted to allow witnesses. Mitt Romney and and Susan Collins of Maine came to what extent is the Senate giving up the power that they have to oversee the president of provide any kind of check on the president. Give us a sense of the power that's been given up with the smooth you know they've they've been giving up power to this president for three years now in in part because Republicans threat the party live in fear of him. He has such an intensity of support within the Republican base and approval rating among Republicans of eighty to ninety percent and he follows these things very closely and vows to retaliate and shows that he can punish people if they betray him across him. Just ask former Senator Jeff Flake or former senator Bob corker. So there's that fear factor in the Senate and and what they've done to adapt to that is is not to stand up to him not to ever say he's wrong and in turn. They're getting some of their agenda through right. They're getting tax cuts passed. They're getting a lot of conservative. Justices installed hold onto the federal judiciary. They feel like Mitch. McConnell certainly feels like this is an opportunity to advance the conservative agenda but they just need to placate eight trump and played a trump and keep him calm but in so doing they're giving up their power of accountability. And it's certainly not the way that the framers and the founders imagined Dr our system of government working in Democracy Phil Rocker is the White House. Bureau chief for the Post. His new book written with Carol Lennox is called a very stateful genius. Donald J trump's testing of America. It's out in stores now.
Trump can’t win in 2020. But Democrats can lose.
"Our next guest says Donald Trump can't win reelection but the Democrats kratz shirt can lose it so over the weekend some of the President's Republican allies in Congress. There are many wasted no time defending him as pressure builds now over over this impeachment inquiry. I think this whole thing is a sham. I can't believe we're talking about impeaching the president based on an accusation based on hearsay. Look Look Democrats wanted to impeach because Rudy Giuliani talked to a couple of Ukrainians and good luck with that. What do you make of this exchange. Presidents Alinsky says we are almost ready to buy Roy Moore from the United States for defense purposes and president trump replies. I would like you to do us a favor though you just added another word no favor though yesterday in the transcript so that's kind of how that went and with us us for more tonight is Rick Wilson Longtime Florida Man Longtime Republican strategist who is soon following up on his first book. Everything trump touches dies with a new Work Ryan against the devil which is due out in early twenty twenty. It is a thrill to have you as always thank you sir so tonight. I am reminded Sean Spicer danced to Saturday night fever on dancing with the stars and Sebastian Gorka is on board a US government plane with our secretary three of state going to Europe. We saw that selection of trump allies. There's a whole population the people in Washington who think this might be ballgame here. There are a lot of very nervous folks right now and they're thinking that they've tried to hide in the tall grass for a long time they play the Magi game when they have to and they quietly whispered reporters. I'm really concerned. My Brow is furrowed. I'm deeply deeply troubled and they understand that there's a point where you can't can't just keep pretending and we're rapidly reaching the point where you can't just keep pretending and you know what was bill bar doing in Italy. Why are they making. These phone calls to Australia. We want more the details about Ukraine Gorkhas probably in Europe pitching fish oil tablets or whatever it is he does for a living now but these guys are all of the peace there this flotsam watson around trump so many involved in this and I hope they're all tonight pondering second mortgages so they can lawyer up. Can you imagine what it feels like for the Aussies as a lover and appreciator of history there we were side by side on the beaches of Normandy what we want from them now a little information so help us help us blackmail a competitor in a political election the US they're trying to extort foreign powers by using the Awesome Awesome Majesty of the President's Office and the powers of the United States government trying to extreme. It's just it's the lowest level thug behavior. I have a dramatic reading from the twitter account of Jonathan Martin with New York Times. It's about politics and you're political party. The squeeze is on Republicans left in high income congressional districts and states here is college plus Weitz. I just love how demographers instantly reduce entire groups of Americans against forty six percent already for impeach and remove fifty two percent for the inquiry fifty-seven percent believe trump thinks he's above the law just one percent percent fewer believe he abuses the power of his office fifty one percent believe he's committed crimes as president so you start thinking wow the Republicans should be very nervous us then. I look at Rick Wilson. Down and trump can't win reelection but the Democrats can certainly lose it. It's an old problem explain. The Democrats crafts have a great gift for snatching defeat from the jaws of victory unless they have generational candidates who are who are who have phenomenal skills they had to in our lifetime they had Barack Obama and they had Bill Clinton who are both naturally gifted political figures. They understand how to connect with people. They have charisma for days. None none of the current field reaches that level of performance and I think the danger that I've seen coming at the at the Democratic Party for a long time. Now is a lot of them. I'm still believe that this is going to be a referendum about policy. Selections a referendum as all presidents relations are about trump. They are all referendum. All the referendum referendum thought in this election is going to be trump or not trump ex future or wife future. If you want is trump's kicking you in the face until all eternity well well then re elect Donald Trump. If you want to argue about policy your re-electing Donald Trump it's you've got trump hands them right now the opportunity to go after him as a man who is corrupt corrupt who was ineffective and who was who has led this country into a place where the reputation of our president as as as an extortionist and a mercenary when our president tosses tosses out a reference to a civil war right. I think that that is again. This is a way to make a referendum on this man what kind the president in this country other than the unless he's Got Jefferson Davis fantasies wants to go out and have their reputation. Be You know re tweeting and praising somebody nobody who who's threatening a civil war if he doesn't get to operate above the law if he doesn't get to be unaccountable in every way and that this is the kind of thing that trumpism has normalized in our country and it's a great danger. Brian Jeff Flake Consensus Hall of fame furrowed Brow Hall of fame member Concern Concern Face Hall of fame member says to his fellow Republicans is there still time to save your souls others remember flake like as the guy who saved cavanaugh right before skipping town not the best guy to make that argument look I would prefer and there it will be a tremendous first-mover advantage for some seated member of the US Senate right now to make that point and to recognize that Donald Trump will drag every single one of them under and they will drown and die politically if they don't start breaking away. This is the problem that nine hundred seventy three and seventy four caught us in nineteen seventy-three. The Republicans were lockstep on Nixon. If you go back it was all it's a media conspiracy against the president. It's liberal elites against the president well in one thousand nine hundred eighty four the voters of the United States decided that fifty four forty nine Republicans needed to go home forever and that eight members of the Republican Senate needed to go the home forever. This is a political consequence of a corrupt president who abuses power right now donald trump and the thing about Nixon Nixon was not about money. Nixon was not about Personal Game Nixon was in the game because that was his character trump is venal trump wants political power so he can continue can you to enrich himself and his family and this is a category above even Richard Nixon and that takes a lot of doing Rick Wilson a thank you so much this survey serves a pleasure to have you on our
"jeff flake" Discussed on What Next | Daily News and Analysis
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You'll love. That's better dot com slash wet next. I spoke to former Senator Jeff Flake as the impeachment news in Washington was boiling over the director of National Intelligence had just testified in Congress and earlier that morning the whistle blowers complaint had been released to the public so I have to tell you before this week I had a whole other set of questions for you understood but here we are Dr and so I feel like we have to start with impeachment knowing what we know today and frankly. I'm not sure everything we know today. It's coming out so quickly. Are you. In favor of the impeachment process moving forward. I've been on record for the longest time to step back. I'm not not a fan of the president. You're not going to say yes or no. She's good I would. I don't want to see the president impeached aged. I really don't because I don't want to get in a cycle of disqualifying public officials rather than beating at the polls. I've lived in countries where they do that whether they get in that cycle and it's tough to get out we may have already entered it so. I hope there's not but I I understand end and can appreciate what's facing the house right now saying we need to fill our constitutional duty and obviously not all the information in his in but what is in is extremely troubling and I can't imagine and I still look at some of my colleagues folks who are passing it off as nothing and say what are you looking at. What would you do if the previous president had done this so this is extremely serious. They need to take their job seriously. There's a lot more information. That will come out. I think in the coming days and I hope it doesn't go there. I really do you because I think that we don't WanNa get in that cycle. Okay well. Let me let me a pin you down here because impeachment inquiry because it seemed to me the second that Nancy Pelosi said those words out loud all of a sudden. It was like you pushed a little bit and all of a sudden documents are coming out and transcripts are coming out. You know we've been asking for those things in the court for a long long time but well a I mean there's nothing in the constitution that defines what an inquiry is as opposed to due period or or whatever else so that's just kind of manufactured nextstep but whatever gets more information out in and finally really pushes the White House to respond because they aren't responding. They haven't responded to subpoenas. I think it's going to be even more difficult to because the whistleblowers identifying individuals in the White House who the whistle blower ledges helped try to cover this up and so we're are likely going to face some real confrontation here going forward. It's hold onto your hats. It's going to be a turbulent ride. I think in the next couple of months down for Yes for inquiry. I didn't say that there is no way to look at that transcript partial transcript I mean it's not a full transcript and not say oh my goodness what is this and and even long before this you'd say with the Mullahs report. It may not say that the president should be impeached but it certainly says he shouldn't be reelected and that's what I wanted my colleagues to realize well so you have friends in Washington. All the attention now is on your former colleagues in the Senate because they would be the jury if there was an improvement the preceding so when you call your friends in DC I mean what are they saying about these new allegations are somebody mentioned yesterday yesterday that if there were a private vote that there'd be thirty. Republican votes. That's not true there'd be at least thirty five talk are maybe maybe more private vote but that's not possible and so they have to come out and many of them are up for reelection in tough seats and I know without feeling and I hope that even if my colleagues aren't willing to devote for impeachment I think this is not worth it and look at the long-term long term good of the Republican Party because that's what I think we ought to be concerned about. We've given ourselves for whatever reason to political parties in this country and we need to sane functioning parties to make this work and I think we're kind of moving away from that. So what was your question again now. Did you ever think about a third party like you. Don't have to stand there. All all the president said stuff. You have a voice third party. I don't think we're there were third parties. He's GonNa come about anytime soon but I do think particularly if the president were to win a second term if the president is defeated next year I think than Joe Biden has talked about and I've talked about for a long time this. This can be viewed as an aberration. You know our sojourn into unfamiliar territory. We'd get right back and say we that wasn't good if he is elected again reelected that becomes much more difficult but I think the manifestation of it is more likely to be that in certain states. It's probably like Arizona. You're like to see more independent candidates not aligning with a third party but in just about every state now you have a good chunk of the electorate in Arizona. It's about a third third third. Republican Democrat independent independence don't vote.
Jeff Flake: 'At least 35' GOP senators would vote to remove Trump if vote was private
"There were thirty centers if in private with boat do you rate the president has said now that's probably low ball and it probably be thirty five there's four Arizona senator Jeff flake who decided to grow a spine after he left Congress he says if the GOP Senate if the GOP senators actually had a vote it was private thirty five members of the Republican Party would vote against trump they would vote for impeachment. is Jeff like right. am I right that he finally grow spotting after leaving Congress probably
Sentencing Set for Man in Retaliation Case Involving Senator
"Month James Dean Blevins pleaded guilty in March for threatening an official only identified as United States senator J. F. authorities declined to identify the senator but the initials are most likely a reference to then at U. S. senator Jeff flake who said he received death threats it reacts to Senate committee hear testimony from a woman who accused then Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and sexual assault rob hard news
Huckabee Blasts Mitt Romney: 'Trying to Take Jeff Flake's Place'
"Former Republican governor Mike Huckabee blasted Senator Mitt Romney after the Utah Republican said he was sick. And by President Trump's actions in the Muller report Huckabee believes, well, I was sick. And by Mitt Romney wanting to be in the news cycle and try to be the contrary, and I think he's trying to take Jeff flakes place as the guy who gets afraid in the elevator Huckabee, a Fox News contributor was speaking there. I'm Fox
Just what we need, another Fox News pundit! Gowdy joins the ranks
"Former Arizona Senator Republican Jeff flake heading to CBS news as a consultant and another well known former Republican lawmaker South Carolina's tray gouty also signing a TV deal at a different network. USA radio's Chris Barnes with the story now from Washington DC on the heels of an announcement by CBS news that former Republican Senator Jeff flake is joining that network as a news contributor, Fox News says it's signed former South Carolina, Republican congressman Trey Goudy could be a contributor. There county will offer political and legal analysis across both FNC and FOX business network programming during daytime. Primetime hours gowdy will continue to practice law while also lending his expertise to
Jeff Flake won't run for prez, joins CBS News as a contributor
"Was as Chris Barnes reports. A former lawmaker has a new job on TV former Arizona Republican Senator Jeff flake is officially joined CBS news as a contributor flake will be working on a series of pieces that will look for common ground in the United States. According to the CBS this morning co host John Dickerson and flake, wait in decide efforts to pass comprehensive. Criminal Justice reform is one example flake announcing back on Tuesday. He will not be challenging President Trump in twenty twenty
Senator Rips Ted Cruz for 'Crocodile Tears' Over Shutdown
"Works securing the border. Walls are effective and I'll tell you every single border patrol agent. I've asked that and I have asked dozens probably hundreds of border patrol agents are walls affected unquestionably. They say, yes, let's not. Let's talk man. Walls, aren't the only thing you need technology, you need boots on the ground all sorts of other tools, but walls, the critical point in intercepting someone crossing over illegally. Is the time between detection. Interception. And what a wall does is slows down the traffickers to give the border patrol time. Intercepted. And by the way, we've seen it over and over again at San Diego when they built the wall the illegal traffic plummeted in El Paso when they built the wall the traffic plummeted. But now the Democrats their position it's not substantive. They voted for three hundred fifty miles a wall. So why are they shutting the government down over two hundred and thirty four miles at wall. It's not substantive. It's political. Okay. We get they hate Donald Trump. If anyone in America had missed that point that they really really really don't like this, man. There yelling and screaming, and we has made that a bundle clear. But just because you hate somebody. Doesn't mean you should shut the government down. I voted to keep this government open right now today, the Democrats are filibustering funding for the government. Let me tell you something else. A Senator from Colorado in dispute we had a whole colloquy with a Senator from Louisiana. The Senator from Mississippi the Senator for the last about funding, the coastguard did you notice? Madam President in that entire. Bellowing speech. The words coastguard whenever uttered. Not once. What Senator Kennedy asked this body to do was pass a clean Bill to pay the paychecks of the coast guard Senator Kennedy's Bill? Does it mention whether you like what are not mentioned in medieval wall or any other kind of? Well, it's simply says pay the coastguard. Yes. No. Every Republican agrees pay the coast guard right now, it's not fair to treat the coastguard differently than we're treating the army and navy and marines and air force. Senator from Colorado didn't address that. Because it is indisputable is the fact that the reason that didn't pass right now. Is because the democratic leader stood up and Nate an objection. And by implication, every democratic Senator presumably agrees with the fact that the Senator from Colorado didn't say, yes, we should fund the coastguard, and you know, what my leader was wrong. When he held the paychecks of the coast guard men and women hostage. Because he wants to win a political fight with the president. And by the way, I would note to the Senator of Colorado. It's not the end of the world to stand up to your party's leader. Some of us have a history of having done. So in the past. We're now in the longest government shutdown in history shutdown needs to end the American people want it to end. We also need to secure the border. And Madam President. I have to say the contrast between the two parties, it could not be clear. The president has repeatedly said he wants to negotiate and he wants to compromise. He said he's willing to meet in the middle. He hasn't insisted on. Every mile a border wall. He asked for he hasn't insisted on every single dollar a border security. He said, let's meet and compromise. Republicans on this side of the chamber of said, let's compromise in the middle and the position of Senate Democrats, they will not negotiate. They will not compromise period. So their position how many miles of wall can be built zero to one yet. When it comes to negotiating their position is not an inch of law can be built, even though we the Democrats already voted for three hundred and fifty miles out why. Because Donald Trump's president. That is an extreme and radical position. And look I understand folks watching at home, it's hard to tell you. You're reading the news. It seems like both parties are bickering. It's hard to tell what's happening, particularly because on the on the Senate floor. There's a lot of procedural mumbo jumbo. If you wanna understand what's going on the exchange between Senator Kennedy and Senator Schumer illustrates at all. Senator Kennedy's building one thing. And one thing only paid the salaries of the men and women of the coast guard it didn't touch any other issue. Every Republican agrees with that Bill. And the Democrats objected and said we will not pay the Goa coast guard had they not objective. We could put that Bill on the president's desk today, and they could get their paychecks right now. That is emblematic of the approach of Senate Democrats. And so. The Senator from Colorado. Stopped screaming at me. He then engaged in a bit of historical retrospective, Ted Cruz of Texas about the great framers of our constitution. That I enjoy it. Then that I very much agree with. I'm someone who's spent a lifetime devoted to the constitution. I am inspired by the framers who gave us this extraordinary Democratic Republic. The Senator from Colorado called for members of this body to aspire. To be more. Like this men and women that gave us this country gave us this Republic. If you can keep it. Benjamin Franklin put it. And I concur with that. And what I would urge the Senator from Colorado. Is to reach out to his democratic colleagues and council compromise. I am urging my colleagues on this side to do the same. And the difference is the Republicans are willing to compromise have offered to compromise. And in fact, just now sought to pay the coastguard and the democratic position is no, no, no we object. That is partisan. It is extreme. And it is not behavior. That would bring pride to the framers of our constitution. I hope that this body can do better. Senator from Colorado democrat, Michael Bennet, Texas for having this conversation. I don't think I was yelling. But I'll go watch the taper screaming at you. I also have never call anybody on this floor a liar. As you did somebody twenty fifteen on this floor, but the ethics of all of this. But I just wanted to say two things one. I appreciate the fact that you at least seem to be accepting the fact that every democrat who is here on that immigration Bill twenty thirteen voted for voted for the three hundred fifty miles of all that you're talking about. You didn't vote for that Bill or the Senator from Texas didn't vote for that Bill Nye soom, you had your reasons by the way, I wouldn't presume to think what you would think about it as a border as a person from border state. I say stop far from the border. And we see the effects ill real for good immigration in my state. But I do know this there were two senators from a border state. State of Arizona who were on that gang Bill. With whom I sat day after day after day negotiating the provision for months, and they didn't have to just. Vote for the Bill we're against it. But they had to go home to Arizona. John McCain and Jeff flake didn't explain why they support. And why was the right thing to do for Zona? Which is a Senator from Texas knows is a border state. So the idea that there's a problem to be solved here because Democrats in this chamber for open borders is false. As the Senator indicated. The second point is. Senator from Texas reference. Ben Franklin Franklin was standing outside the steps of constitution hall and somebody who was passing by this while they're writing constitution. Said mr. Mr. Franklin, what kind of government, are you creating a monarchy or Republic? That was the question. And is a Senator Cruz has said his answer was a Republican if you can keep it. If you can keep it. His injury was not a Republican. It was a Republic if you can keep it. Because he knew that the words written in the constitution. We're going to preserve themselves. Exercising democratic self government. A Democratic Republic. Would require generations. Of women and men not just in this chamber. But as citizens. And
Trump fires back at Mitt Romney for brutal op-ed
"An incoming Senator is taking heat for being critical of President Trump USA's. Chris Barnes reports. Mitt Romney in an op Ed piece in the Washington Post applauded many of President Trump's policy achievements. But said with the nation, so divided presidential leadership and character is indispensable. And Romney said that's where Trump's shortfall is most glaring. The president tweeting response saying here we go with Mitt Romney. But so fast question will be is he a flake? I hope not he's referring there to outgoing US Republican Senator Jeff flake who was often critical of President Trump
Taiwan rejects China's call for unification
"Jeff flake. China's president had some words regarding Taiwan's independence on paper. At least the message was a familiar. One president Xi Jinping spoke of unification with Taiwan as necessary to complete what he calls the historical rejuvenation of the Chinese people. And he renewed the warning that force would not be ruled out Taiwan's president responding saying that her island would never accept the one country two systems approach that
US Senate passes bill to avert shutdown
"The as are seventy one the Naser Twenty-one with Rudolf responding present. Arizona Republican Jeff flake used a little holiday humor in the Senate. Passage of a Bill that will keep the government funded through early February. It's a critical step to avoid a partial shutdown of federal agencies this week the vote came after President Trump back down from his demand for five billion dollars to build his border wall. The house is expected to vote on the belt before the Friday deadline.
McSally appointed to fill McCain's Senate seat
"It connect- to holding myself to the standard of service that Senator McCain exemplified putting country before self and always striving to do the right thing for zones. Arizona's other outgoing Senator Jeff flake reacted to the fact that the state will now have to female US senators, so happy that obviously Arizona elected its first female Senator now has to that's a that's a big leap forward. So good for make Sally lost a democrat Kirsten cinnamon the race to replace flake in the US. Senate cinema will be sworn in on January third it we'll be Arizona's senior Senator will be sworn in sometime leader. Bump stocks will now be banned. The attachment allows semiautomatic weapons to fire rapidly like automatic firearms, and they were used in October twenty seventeen in the deadliest mass
GOP Senator Jeff Flake bids farewell to Congress
"Republican US Senator Jeff flake makes a floor speech yesterday. Saying goodbye to the US Senate. He says he's grateful and optimistic but says that my optimism is due more to the country that my parents gave to me then is due to the present condition of our civic
Senator Jeff Flake, Kirsten Cinema And Arizona discussed on Arizona's Morning News
"Yesterday. Arizona Senator Jeff flake scheduled to deliver his farewell speech on the Senate floor in about fifteen minutes as his replacement democrat Kirsten cinema will become our state's first ever
Senator Jeff Flake, Don Nici And Senate discussed on Garret Lewis
"Jeff flake is saying farewell. I'm Don Nici S T, news, Republican Arizona, Senator Jeff flake is giving his goodbye speech this morning in the US Senate flake did not seek reelection at his term is ending. He'll be replaced by democrat
"jeff flake" Discussed on KTAR 92.3FM
"Here is on his afternoon. News with MAC and Gaydos. The big four at four at four at four. Hey. Story. What? I think that the future of the party is with people with an optimistic vision. Moving ahead. I don't think that will be me think they're better candidates out there, but somebody needs to run. No, geez. Arizona Senator Jeff flake backs away from his presidential run in twenty. Loyd is Informatica Loyd. What a shocker he never goes back on what he originally plans. He always follows through could I be more sarcastic right now. He sounds Wimpy such a wimp. You know, why he wears a jacket every day? Do you know why he wears the jacket to the Senate every day? I do not hide the yellow that's on his. There is nothing more unreliable or meaningless than a Jeff flake. Promise. I'm glad he's retiring. It's the one thing he's followed through on that. I appreciate. And to be honest with you. I actually was looking forward to seeing a debate between Donald Trump and Jeff flake one of massacre. What a massacre Loyd. I mean that would have been epic. I mean, I actually think that Jeff flake would have brought a shovel with them to put behind the podium take his own hall. Oh, yeah. You gotta dig soon as Trump gets on you you gotta dig a hole and climb in. But we're not going to see that. This guy went and campaigned in New Hampshire like three times he was more concerned about New Hampshire, then Arizona. And to be honest. I seen a whole lot of Jeff flake in Arizona. I think he's been in New Hampshire more than he's been in Arizona. That's just me who says with a straight face during an interview to the they think there are better candidates out there then themself. Yeah. He he took a crap right on himself. He's amazing. He is amazing. He is going to be remembered at least here in Arizona, four famously famously all the time walking it right up to the line trying to get something started. And then as soon as there's just an inch of backlash or force. All I'm out. I back out. I'm done. I'm gone. So Senator Jeff flake he is not going to run for president twenty twenty not that he would have won. Anyway. But man, I will tell you this guy is just gutless. He really really is. I'm glad he's retiring. You're listening to the big four at four. We bring you four big blockbuster stories to start the four o'clock hour..
"jeff flake" Discussed on What Next | Daily News and Analysis
"Have leaders in the conservative movement, essentially say and this goes back to your Jeff flake question. We're not willing to put up with anything to get our judges. We're not willing to put up with all things because but Gorsuch, what can they really do though? I mean, I get it that they have a voice, but how can they actually have an impact? I think that we are very quick to say, it's all just words words, words words, right words, mean nothing and blood Jeff flake like you in your mouth. But I think that it's really important that one of the things that the George Conway team are doing are. They are making this argument this like sane lucid argument about why checks and balances matter and why the rule of law matters. And why this Nick Sonian view that if the president takes your press credentials away, it's never unconstitutional. That's not nothing. That's not just words. So I feel like you're making this argument. Which is really interesting, which is basically to have these folks standing up, it changes the environment where it's like right now, we're sort of Trump is setting the environment. We're in his jungle that he's created. And they're saying no actually were in this room over here. We all need to see it. Clearly there sort of turning the lights on for us, which is great. But is sort of wonder. This squidgy face when his face. It's just my face. Like are we all in the same environment? Like, they're making these arguments. But are they making the arguments to the right people like we just had this election, right? Where it was really clear that the bulk of Americans are rejecting Trump ISM. But there are these geographic locations where that's not happening. And I don't know if the people in those geographic locations are listening to George Conway are listening to Jeff flake, even and Jeff lakes about to be out of there. This is a great question. And I think it raises something that's more than an ember for me, and that is the courts in the rule of law. So I think a lot of folks when you look at the exit polling when they rejected Trump and Trump is a lot of it is about this in a phobia, the misogyny and Brett Kevin on whatever that's come to represent a lot of it. Is that people just think there needs to be a check they think there needs to be checking, they don't maybe can't parse. You know, what that looks like? But these certainly I think overwhelmingly said. We need some entity that is going to rein him in. And this goes to why like I love the law, and it's more than just an ember for me, I mean, we are looking at a Trump judge who was appointed in twenty seventeen who just reinstated. Jim Costa's press credential just today just today before we sat into the studio, and you can say like, oh, blah, blah. Maybe it doesn't mean anything, you know, it's a due process argument. It's gonna come back, but it's not nothing. It's not nothing that the White House. Didn't have the temerity to go into that court and make the Sarah Sanders. He put his hands on her argument. It matters that they abandoned that argument and win the judge press them on it. They were like, oh, it's not in our pleadings that he put his hands on the girl because. Head been. But I think that for right now, let's have this conversation about whether it matters that we have an independent probe. And if if George Conway wants to be in the trenches with us, I will welcome him with open wick, bringing the hope. Thank you. Thank you for having me. Ooh. Dully Ludwick is the host of amicus podcast. She covers courts and the law for slate. And that's our show. This is our last day of piloting which we've been doing the last month or so in public. We're going to be back in January. Stay subscribed. Over the next few weeks. We might drop a couple of surprises in your feed. In the meantime, make sure you tell us what you think about what we're doing. You can do that in a really easy way. Just head over to slate dot com slash what. Next feedback that slate dot com.
"jeff flake" Discussed on What Next | Daily News and Analysis
"Next feedback all one word that is where we are collecting all of your words of wisdom about the show. What you loved what you loved a little less. We need your ideas. So get in touch and thanks. All right. So Dolly lipoic. She is watching Jeff flake. And she admits it's not the first time flake is given liberals hope that he's gonna stand up to the Trump administration. Remember, the Cavanaugh confirmation process. So I asked Dalia how do we know flakes? Latest move is real well, you know, he gave his speech. He said, I'm not gonna let a single judge threw he found Chuck Grassley and Mitch McConnell's that's the spot. Right. That's the thing. If you wanna hurt not clearing tens of judges who are either stuck in committee or stuck before the full Senate that hurts. And so I think in a sense he has gone from sort of monitoring. Discursive like it shouldn't be like this to. I'm a lame duck. Senator I've got two months left to affect you. Wait, something a month left. Here's what I'm going to do. I'm going to block all the judges. And I realize I like, I'm like, Patty Hearst syndrome like. But I think if this were just words after he said, what he said McConnell would have done a deal some kind of deal to mollify him, which is happened before, you know. Can we take second? Explain why the judges are so important because this administration has put through a lot of judges, right? Yeah. No. I mean, it's it's extraordinary. The the number of NPR had this Carrie Johnson had a piece yesterday that was just mind boggling in terms of lifetime appointments on the appeals court twenty nine judges fifty three district court judges and two supreme court justices. Obama couldn't get judges threw it all in his last year. He was almost completely stymied the reason it's important. I mean, there's sort of obvious reason it's important, which is that these are article three judges they serve for life. The NPR report really broke down. How many of them are white men as compared to you know, Obama who had done so much in Clinton who had done so much and Bush, by the way who had. Really made efforts to have a bench that looked like America. And they're young right young. They're extremely conservative. I mean, I can't say it strongly enough. These are not Bush judges. These are judges who many of whom have no judicial experience, many of whom have very little litigation experience. Some of them have just been bloggers for far right conservative enterprises. And they're all getting you know, there are mechanisms in the Senate even pre filibuster. You know, there was a blue slip this arcane way that home state senators could block judges they didn't like all of those are gone every check is gone. And so these judges get stacked in hearings will you to get to three appeals court. Judges five district. Never has it happened that way they've done away with the ABA use to rate them. That's gone. So every rubber-stamp while they control. Yep. To quality control gone to just to your question. The reason it matters is. Because this is the fulfillment of a decades long pledge that Republicans and the conservative legal movement had to overtake the federal courts. Right, right. But here's. You have so much hope for flake. No, I have very little hope for. But it's a burning ember that you're like fanning of a members, but I feel like he's like a really good example of the issue here. He likes these judges as much as the next guy. Right. Like he would love to get these judges through they're going to make kind of decisions that he agrees with fundamentally as a real conservative. But he started drying this line. And what happens next really depends on where these very fuzzy lines are for people, and that's why I look at Jeff flake. And I'm like is this really going to hold on? I guess we'll know in the next what week or two whether he's actually going to get in the way, and to be perfectly fair here here, I will squelch your ember or I will I will pour freezing water over your ember. It almost doesn't matter because in January when they're even more Republicans on the judiciary committee and more Republicans in the Senate. It's not gonna matter. So it is entirely. Possible that even if Jeff flake prevails for a few weeks, he will still in aggregate have lost because these judges are going to get on the bench..
"jeff flake" Discussed on What Next | Daily News and Analysis
"And again until there is a vote on this vital part bipartisan legislation on the Senate floor, and I haven't formed the majority leader that I will not vote to advance any of the twenty one judicial nominees pending in the judiciary committee or vote to confirm the thirty two judges. Awaiting confirmation on the Senate floor until s twenty six forty four is brought to the full Senate for a vote. He said if you don't vote on my Bill, I won't vote on your judges. And so it s correlated initially. There was this standoff. Chuck Grassley said on Thursday like I think he was kinda serious. And then apparently there was this sort of shouting fight behind closed doors, where McConnell said I need you to back down on this. We have to push these judges through and Jeff flake at him not backing down. Flake is a lame. Duck retiring at the end of this session. But this moment Dalia thinks it might just might be some kind of turning point. You can watch Jeff flake, and your heart will break in tears will pour from your eyes nothing will happen. But I think what Jeff flake is doing around protecting molars kind of new. I'm Mary Harris. This is what next on today show. Dolly lipoic takes us behind this argument conservative thinkers in the middle of right now what actions violate the rule of law, and where do you draw the line Dalia says this argument, it is not just talk. Stay with us..
"jeff flake" Discussed on What Next | Daily News and Analysis
"Earlier this week Republican Senator Jeff flake held a press conference. Thank you for being here. We've just ask for unanimous consent on the floor of the Senate to bring the special counsel independence integrity act to the floor this legislation that passage additionally committee on April twenty six he was trying to revive a Bill that the Senate I considered back in the spring. It would protect special counsel Robert Muller from political interference. So this is a legislation. That would have codified Justice department rules saying that you can only fire the special counsel for good cause dully with wick covers the courts for sleep. She was watching this moment closely. It was voted on in committee last April, and it's just been sort of mouldering on the shelves since then. But when the president fired is attorney general last week and replaced him with hardline loyalist, many Washington insiders started to worry about Muller's future. So here's flake saying. Being comes forward with Chris coons and says, dammit, no now, we're gonna vote on this. And Mitch McConnell's like, I don't think we needed. I trust Trump. He's not going to hire Muller. And this moment Dalia thinks of it as a kind of conservative gut check for some what happened to the Justice department last week crossed the line, others didn't think so. So what's interesting is the folks for whom it was a red line who have just negotiated that away. And then in tandem with that people like Senator Jeff flake who seemingly say, no actually this remains a red line. And in fact, the firing of sessions is not beyond a red line. It's a flashing red light. Like, this means, you know, Trump has Muller in his crosshairs. And so for me, what's interesting is that split. Here's Jeff flake, who you know, writes, this book conscience of a conservative who has been out on the hustings for two years saying all the right things and doing nothing. He's the one. I'm watching now arise today. The speak in defense of the special counsel of special counsel, Robert Muller. Dial almost doesn't want to say this. But she thinks Jeff flake is taking a stand because after that Muller Bill shutdown Senator flake stood on the floor of the Senate, and he made this threat, one further note on this unanimous consent request that has just failed today Senator coons, and I are prepared to make it again..
"jeff flake" Discussed on 550 KFYI
"Too. Big to be solved by one party divided government is usually the best Coker. That's what were traditionally. So I hope it can now. The vita government is what works best it doesn't work best. When we have all houses. None of all. See it's better if we reach across the aisle, and we work with the Democrats, you know, I guess that would be except that hasn't been it hasn't been that way since two thousand Jeff flake since the Democrats I accused Republicans of stealing an election during the head the hanging Chad the the Bush gore incident. The well has been poison ever since. And as much as you want to talk about, you know, we need to have civility and we need to work together. You're just being used just like you're being used during the Cavanaugh hearings. All little Chris coons running across this my buddy, Jeff, we're working together. Matter of fact, Chris coons? Was with Jeff Jeff flake today with all of this. It's it's it's. I'm going to try not to lose my cool on this anymore because you know, like, I said, we're we're mid November Brazil going to be re recessing this thing that's going to be over. We start the new Senate January. We don't have to worry about the Jeff flakes anymore. Any any more? We hold the Senate if the if the the weekend defeat the Democrats blue sludge machine, which they're finding votes and trying to have recounts and all this kind of stuff. And then we'll go ahead and get business done with the new Senate would just ram it on through. But one of my biggest frustrations is we have little just soft soft men's just soft men. No character. No loyalty. Soft like, Jeff flake, soft. Not only is Jeff. To follow him into battle. No. No does he inspired anything out of you beside just just regret loathing? No. He wasn't finished yet. We've got I don't know if you've heard this, you probably haven't seen it on television. But the the caravans are at the border, but Jeff flake he saying this is all just a big fat stunt. He's like a Bob the Baghdad Bob of Arizona. We'll talk about that at.
"jeff flake" Discussed on The View
"The Justice cabinet hearings was Senator Jeff flake getting confronted by sexual assault survivors, which led to the Senate a calling for Neff, be investigation into allegations against Cavanaugh. Got questions for him. Hate that he's leaving we to. We have a lot of questions from please welcome back Senator Jeff, flake. That we, we start with a powerful moment in the elevator that captivated the nation. Let's take a look. What you are doing is allowing who actually violated a woman to sit in this report didn't tolerable, you'll children in your. Talking, you're telling me that might not. Have to be joining matter. Already from me. Visiting. So when you watch and the women are begging you people, I'm wondering what happened. Well, that was powerful. The president said they were paid protesters, whatnot. I don't believe that they had a story to tell and they wanted me to hear it and and it was affected too. I, I was unsettled about the process. I've felt that we should have done enough b. I investigation and I went from that reaffirmed, believe me that experience in the elevator, and I went right to the committee, and that's when with Chris coons in the anteroom worked on a on a plan to have a week, long delay, and I felt that we needed to do due process have a fulsome process, and I'm glad we did. You were. So taking back in that moment in that you could see your face if those women were in this room right now, what would you say to them? Well, I mean the metoo movement Israel and needed and good and I, I felt. For them. You could tell that it was genuine, and I just want them to know that that we hear them things. I don't think we'll ever be the same after the last couple of years. And certainly I should mention as Well. I, I received throughout this process calls from friends and extended family and others who I never expected to hear what I heard from them about experiences they had had. I mean, people close to me that I'd known my whole life and, and so this is really triggered a much-needed discussion about what's going on in the workplace or elsewhere, and. And also the the reason that people don't come forward immediately. There are many, many reasons why they don't. And it's not as simple as the president says. She should have come forward that gesture simplist. He made fun of Stockton blazey hit the what, what women wants to put yourself through that again. So nothing really got accomplished in my opinion. I mean, I'm gonna ask you a tough question the the FBI investigation. A lot of people say it was a complete sham because they never asked cavenaugh or Dr. Blazey follow up questions. They never really interviewed corroborating witnesses. It was kind of like a slapdash investigation in the opinion, asking for a friend, of course, but. Cope was narrowed by the White House was very narrow. And a lot of people say that it gave you cover to vote for him rather than that you, you know really thought it through in a completely profound way. I would have liked to broader investigation that started sooner, but I think that would have been my preference and the preference of many, but but to have a week, the Anita hill investigation took four days so it it is possible in the FBI is fully capable of doing this, and they did. It wasn't a broad investigation, but it was thorough. I wish that the country could have read that report. I don't want to get in the habit of making background investigations, public. We really can't do that, but it it. It was thorough for the scope that it was and it did address it did address and and interview. Everybody that was there that was said to have been there. It didn't go be on. Onto two people that were second hand witnesses, but it it went ten witnesses..
"jeff flake" Discussed on KSFO-AM
"One hundred twenty five bucks off your mattress order, so Jeff flake feels really bad. And then it gets worse another woman confronts flake, and she says don't you look away from me, don't you look away from me if you look away from me, let me tell you you will have looked away from me don't look away from me, and Jeff flake could not look away from her. You're telling all women in America. Don't matter. They should just keep it to themselves because he told the truth. Junkin power anyway. You're telling me right now, look at me when I'm talking to you. You're telling you that myself doesn't matter. What happened to me? Matter you're gonna. Power. You're telling me, well, that's actually not what he's telling her. I mean spoiler alert. That's not what he's telling her. What he's selling her is that this woman's assault. Story doesn't have any corroborative evidence. Which is true. Nothing here story doesn't matter. I'm getting very tired of this. You're telling me, my I don't even know you lady. I don't know your story. I don't know corroborative evidence you brought for I don't know anything about you or claiming I don't care about you. And I don't know your name or who you are. And yet this is the claim that if Jeff flake has a specific view on a specific allegation about a specific man at a nonspecific time, a non specific location nonspecific place with no specific details. Then that means he doesn't care about a completely separate woman who may or may not have been assaulted at some other point in time by an unnamed human. We don't know makes perfect sense. Yes. All of this makes perfect sense. But Jeff flake being Jeff flake Jeff flake, then decided, okay? Well, I've got to back off of this right before the Senate Judiciary committee is supposed to take its wine vote down the line vote on advancing. Brad Kavanagh Jeff flake huddles in a room office side. And this is where all the Republicans can feel their heart sink into their shoes. All conservatives starts think. Oh, boy, Jeff. I can't imagine why Jeff flake is so unpopular in his home state. I can't imagine. Why so many Republicans can't stand Jeff flake, even those of us who are not huge fans of President Trump, or at least not in two thousand sixteen even those of us who have serious criticisms of President Trump, we still think Jeff flake stinks. There's a reason for that because Jeff flake lives up to his name due to flake. So he huddles in a room with a bunch of Democrats, and what comes out from that meeting completely upends this entire process once again, so this is the ninth integration of whether cabinet gets on the quarter. Not yesterday. I thought he would not be on the court after Ford then I thought he would be on the court after his testimony. Now, I have no idea because of Jeff flake why we'll have to explain for you in just a second. What exactly Jeff flake just did what Jeff flake is really thinking? Here why Jeff flake is doing it in the first place. There's a lot to unpack. Suffice it to say that Jeff flake is not giving us.
"jeff flake" Discussed on The Young Turks
"They were talking about cigars including Cavanaugh of who asked the raunchiest most like literally the dirtiest questions I've ever seen in public life Kamina thought we should approve Clinton's sex life as. As as graphic as you can imagine. So interesting notify piracy on that too. And what no one ever remembers about the whitewater hearings against Bill Clinton was in at the end Ken Starr was like by the way he didn't do it. Nothing wrong with a real estate deal at all. But other head, we got him on sex. Those are the same guys now complaining about sex questions. Okay. Now is to these. This investigation is what we wanted. We said a week, they give us a week. I don't know what limited in scope means. That's very important. Does that mean only Christine? Blasi Ford? Are they not allowed to talk to Debbie Ramirez? Are they not allowed to talk to Julie, sweat, Nick? I would want them to. I'm not positive about the last two because of some fact patterns that are unclear, for example, sweat, Nick says, hey, you know, I. Cabinet was that was present during a situation where she was gang raped. I want to have be asking, what is president Ning? I mean, did he was? Did he participate? Did you participate? I mean, that's a heavy charger level on someone and say, he's present and not clarify. So I hope it's not limited in that scope, but it might be so whether it'd be a rubber stamp or a real investigation. Well, I guess that's up to that. I feel like this limited in scope thing is so annoying, and it's not, you know, let me tell you as with sex. The just the tip approach makes nobody happy. Right? So the limited in scope is not gonna make the Republicans happy because it's still a one week delay. And as we've heard from the hearings Kavanagh's itching and moaning about how these pests and days have been hell forever another week. Oh my God die. So he's going to be bitching about it. They're going to be bitching about it. The Democrats are going to be bitching if they are too limited in scope. So this just makes nobody happy. Yeah, I, I think that I mean, I'm jaded enough to agree that it's it's likely that the limited in scope portion of that could undermine any good intentions that are coming from people like Senator Jeff flake. I'm worried that they might be using this as a way to hush Democrats up and also play this game and make it seem like they did their know their duty, their due diligence in this whole case. So the American people are convinced that the bad actors here are really the Democrats, but either way I think it is important to at least see senators on the right finally accept that a further FBI investigation. Makes sense. So they keep mentioning how Kavanagh's been investigated in the past, but here's the thing you sometimes you don't find what you don't know you're looking for. Right. And so now the FBI has a bunch of names that they should go to people they should go to and conduct a bunch of. Interviews, including Mark judge who finally today said that he would cooperate with any investigation, and I think he absolutely should. And I think the FBI needs to go to him directly. Yeah. There's been six background checks, and you know this didn't come up, okay, we'll they didn't talk to her. So how would it have come up? They just stare at him across the table for a bit and he blunders, oh, I tried to rape somebody know that didn't happen. So yeah, of course, they didn't know about Christine Blasi Ford until she came forward. Now, one of the ridiculous situation that we're in where so many of the Republican senators clearly were not going to be swayed by anything. It didn't matter what Christine Blasi. Ford said. It didn't matter how enraged and emotional and hyperbolic cavenaugh got they weren't going to be affected by it. There was only a few that hypothetically might flake is one that we thought might be affected by that. Now, as right now, he's still gonna vote for him. So perhaps not so much, but I am curious how Jeff flake is thinking about this. So why don't we play the video of him initially requesting this investigation?.
"jeff flake" Discussed on 550 KFYI
"Democrats tweet jeff flake weighed in jeff flake every time i see his name is like cracking a joke hey here's the one about jeff flake yeah jeff flake flakes have plenty of lawmakers want to work with trump on daca sooner flake from the great state of arizona said yesterday he asserted that plenty of republicans and democrats are willing to work to find a longterm solution for the dreamers who benefit from the deferred action for children arrivals program he said despite president trump's tweeting there are democrats and republicans that want to get something done and he ought to know well we're we're we're wherever they been how come they haven't done anything how can they keep playing the games trump tweeted again sunday morning that republicans in the senate should pass tougher immigration laws using the socalled nuke option which allows measure to pass with a simple majority he also indicated he's no longer open to buy powerless in dhaka deal administration announced last year it was going to end daca and they tried to indoctrinate what happened we at the court step in the put us stop to it every where this president turns he is four every everything he puts out there there's pushback it's crazy is getting to the point we're a lot of his base a lot of supporters are very very frustrating all i can tell you is i've seen this before a solid in the great state of wisconsin two thousand ten to two thousand twelve it was when when governor walker came in and gave pass legislation was very very it was very very popular but the left was very very upset and they were throwing the kitchen sink atom people from outside of the state were coming in left the judges were throwing up lawsuits the slow the process down but eventually things got through as i'm hopeful that things will continue to get through here but but but the president he's shown he's shown that he's had enough he's had enough of playing the game we'll talk more about this the children's crusade this coming across the border as well we also had other big news the stock market what and the hell's going on with the stock market as it.
"jeff flake" Discussed on KHNR 690AM
"If you had been listening did joe walsh here's what you've been missing jeff flake is they never trumper didn't he's a republican he did not support trump during the campaign he did not vote for his republican nominee for president since donald trump has been elected jeff flake has done everything he can to go after trump yet this is the lunacy he takes to the floor today in his i guess his farewell speech to the senate andy compares trump to stalin yet jeff flake has voted with donald trump ninety two percent of the time this past year you so you so hate the man and are so blinded by this man these never trumpers that you can't ignore now allege goodies ton fell by them will clearly jeff flake every day of the year acknowledges would that trump does because he votes with them daily dose of civil disobedience de la full episode of the joe walsh program for free at gloss freedom dot com slash podcast revolution has been reloaded you're listening to the joe walsh program on the.
"jeff flake" Discussed on WRKO AM680
"To the socalled dreamers and what i mean by benefits is medicaid food stamps welfare ebt you name it they're getting the full sarnath now brittany let me ask you this jeff flake urb jeff flake sharrab why jeff shakila jaffe out the they'll flake out you'll be snowflake he says he's going to bring this deal right to the trump white house for the president to look at and give his approval so why don't you be jeff flake hello mr president senator flake chair here looking beautiful thank you mr president i have a deal for you here i want you to take a look at this deal higo clearly climbing big thank you mr president i have a deal for you here i want you to take a look at the steel higo clearly fleming harm milwall no no went the chain migration out on me see know we verifier not even an anthem diversity visa lottery programme may remember the book that i wrote of which you well that's right you said i was the biggest threat to the conservative movement to the republican party into the country but mr president you really are a flake you know that you really have the right last name but mr president you really are a flake do you know that you really have the right last name you really are a flake you know what blanca where's the general kelly general kelly get this get this bomb item i often say they'll get heavy throw him out district tome out and kick them in a kick him in the rear end while you're added blancan guy comes into my blank in office and gives me this blank p o s are you are you.
"jeff flake" Discussed on KTTH 770AM
"Thank you god bless you and your family that says senator john mccain senior senator of arizona reacting to the emotional speech very nervous speech it appeared by senator jeff flake a big moment for him by the way he might have when he was talking about duty and honor and conscience he might also mentioned conservatism a jeff flake has been ever since he came to washington one of the most conservative voices in the us senate he has a lifetime american conservative union rating of ninety three percent unlikes senator mccain he voted four repeal and replace every time he has voted with the president on virtually everything where there's been occasion to vote because he has been a loyal and very conservative republican what he has done is spoken out forcefully he wrote a book we had him on the air to talk about his book a book called the conscience of a conservative reflecting a titled used by another arizona senator barry goldwater whose seat jeff flake holds in any event it's an emotional moment and it raises a question what is going to happen with this election and the democrats i'm sure licking their chomps in saying look with the terribly bitter feud between bob corker who said horrible things about the president a far far worse thing jeff flake has said and above corker sniping the president the president sniping bank had bob corker with both corker and flake leaving the senate uh the democrat suddenly or feeling confident should they absolutely not you should take a look at the difficulty they have raising any money for their candidate jin indicate asian of how desperate the party is they also are trying for impeachment which is ridiculous idea and will lead them to a cul de sac they've also planned a mass scream in as a means of protest.
"jeff flake" Discussed on KBOI 670AM
"And as they say we like sylla's he's he's a nice guy he's east just he doesn't know anything other than what the drive bys say that he just any did everything else is like foreign language foreign country so in his world jeff flake standing up and taking on donald trump knowing full well that his political career woman is an act of bravery and courage courage unparalleled and it wasn't a kamikaze mission chris jeff flake had already done the kamikaze long before he stood up for that speech jeff flake didn't even see this as a kamikaze mission you know what jeff flake was doing chris let me tell you what he thought he was doing jeff flake by standing up for making that speech and saying all these anti trump things before him jeff flake was misreading america and the republican party just like you guys do jeff flake thought he was going to be treated as a hero jeff flake thought he was going to become a national figure and national hero because he was willing to stand up and say what needed to be said in order to save this country from this reprobate pig donald trump he fought chris that he was going to be become for lack of a better term a big star he thought he was going to gain national acclaim and be the toast of washington when the truth is he's not even polling 18 percent in his reelection campaign and he is an incumbent in arizona his big effort at becoming a national start deeply courageous and braying for daring that take on the tyrant trump has blown up in his face eliza writes about it as jeff flake falling on his sword for the good of us all what crap that's what you all want to see this as a nets maybe one flake forty he was doing he was going to get great if you're going to be a martyr he was going to.
"jeff flake" Discussed on The Daily
"Hello senator aides carl girl how are you dude well our you good we're checking out some of the technical aspects of this elaborate hookup here carl haas did you talk to therapy jeff flake the junior republican senator from arizona jeff really your republic one of the most interesting guys in washington right now though senator i want you to know i i read the book though i bought it on my kindle so i didn't pay full price for the hardcover i hope i hope you will forgive me god's what i would expect of you carl this is the senator that trump has been going on yes they've headache extremely contentious relationship he tweeted this morning great to see the doctor kelly ward is running against flake jeff flake who is weak on borders crime and a non factor in the senate he is toxic his crowd last night was amazing at a packed house trump tweeted i love the great seat of arizona not a fan of jeff flake week on crime and border he's one of the senators that trump's been going actor but but he's had a longer tempestuous relationship with the president and the others right seems to have the biggest target on his back so what is jeff leaks story who's this republican that seems to be the number one target now of the president's ir you know very interesting story he grew up on a ranch uh i was you know of raised on a farm at a ranch wife is what you make of it which produce partner gift him and i did shake by character growing up the by feelings about you know individual responsibility unlimited limited government and self sufficiency uh you know it sounded like pretty tough work i have to say on the ranch boy was they have ten brothers and sisters um and there were i think thirty nine of us raised on the ranch the co between my family and kozel liberal four brothers so the f barred dean jug jacob steve my father will be.
"jeff flake" Discussed on The New Washington
"This tiger for a long time base all kinds of crazy for years primarily for political all that bile all the exaggeration all the stuff that was not grounded in fact just kind of bubbled up starts surface they know better a lot of these folks who ran and they didn't say anything in his his fleet getting heat from inside his own party for for essentially mounting a democratic sounding attack against his own party uh i think that he's not really getting attacked from his own party even though what barack obama said there is a lot of what jeff flake believes you know he stuck up for obama on the birther issue to his detriment in arizona and his last election you know he was attacked by the tea party he thinks that republicans have engaged too much in a conspiracy theory mongering uh so you know he's and there's a part of his party now that is very unhappy with him and intends to basically right amount of the senate on a rail now he thinks that he can survive this election and uh it's going to be one of the most fascinating elections in the country uh i believe i just as conservative now as i was came in the congress really senator frank then why refeeding hillary clinton campaign attacking donald trump and why did you say he's a drop out of the race why did you see donald trump would never win arizona and refuse to vote for him why are you trying to work with president trump on reforms that help arizona to create more us jobs to build the wall and repeal obamacare senator frank why are you still attacking the president justice sell copies of the new book you're not a conservative senator frank and you're not getting anything done arizona deserves far better.