Jeff Flake has once again stabbed Trump in the back, potentially forcing a halt on judicial nominations if he doesn’t have his way. CNBC reports:
Sen. Jeff Flake said Wednesday that he will refuse to vote on dozens of President Donald Trump‘s judicial nominees until a bill protecting special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe comes to a vote in the Senate.
The Arizona Republican, who did not seek re-election and will retire at the end of his term, made the announcement on the Senate floor minutes after Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., objected to his attempt to bring up the bill.
“I have informed the majority leader that I will not vote to advance any of the 21 judicial nominees pending in the Judiciary Committee, or vote to confirm the 32 judges awaiting a confirmation vote on the floor, until S. 2644 is brought to the full Senate for a vote,” Flake said in the final sentence of the speech, referring to the Special Counsel Independence and Integrity Act.
“This bill is designed to do one thing: protect the integrity of the Special Counsel’s investigation, and spare it of any interference from the executive branch, including from those who may themselves be subjects of the investigation,” Flake said.
The law itself will not protect Mueller from firing, as he is a member of the Executive branch and not a branch on to himself. However, this pettiness from Flake comes at a time when Republicans need to move judicial nominations forward.
Flake is a jerk! And, the ones like him are the reason the Dims now have a majority in the House. People are fed up with the do nothing Congress. They did NOTHING that they promised the people they would do, if elected. Glad Flake is leaving!
Flake has not been a part of legislation benefiting the American people since he became a U.S Senator-AZ-R, nor been anything but worse than any Democrat could have compromised the United States. WTH is it with Arizona? Can John McCain’s blind rage at Donald Trump have poisoned the atmosphere in Arizona to a degree that hating Trump is more important than advancing our nation? Just southeast of Arizona is Texas, where American citizens also live, but they are not a breed similar to Arizonans who would literally cut off their noses to spite their faces. Recently, another election disappointment credited to AZ……While Trump showed up in hopes to support senatorial candidate and former A.F. aviator mcSally, she wasted her candidacy demonstrating hostility to Pres. Trump. She was more allied to outgoing Jeff Flake. So, the Democrats took that Senate seat and McSally is nowhere, because she couldn’t be “red” for Trump in a gesture of diplomacy, rather she emulated Flake…a loser from the very start!
Flake the “flake” thinks he is setting himself up to run for president. All he is is the main RINO left in the senate. After January 1, 2019 all he will be is an unemployed RINO flake.
And so Flake, the flake, strikes again!!