Even evaluating Flake by the standards laid out in his own op-ed, or against the substantial number of other Republicans in Congress who have done a fair bit to hold Trump in check, Flake is falling down on the job.
The title alludes to the 1960 book of the same name by former Sen.
The poll also found that 62% of Arizonans disapproved of Flake's performance while only 18% approved. Jennifer Senior, writer for the Books of The Times at The New York Times, wonders what Flake's book will do for the Republican Party, if anything at all.
Josh Daniels, Flake's campaign manager, said the senator has always "been honest when he disagrees with any president". "When I would hear the distinctive whine of the Cessna, I'd hop on a horse, put on a hat that would obscure my head, and try to divert the Border Patrol away from our workers - a decoy in the game of cat and mouse". He has been part and parcel to everything that is wrong with the Republican Party and why it "has never been a truly conservative party" - the Bush bailouts, the failure to stop Obama's illegal executive acts, and the failure to use the constitutional powers of Congress to rein-in spending and the growth of government during the Bush and Obama years. "When we excuse on our side what we attack on the other, then we are hypocrites".
The first political book I read was Barry Goldwater's "Conscience of a Conservative". You can fire the Federal Bureau of Investigation director, but you could have said 'Last year, he did things he shouldn't have done. "But you can't respond to everything".
"I want to support our nominee, I really do", Flake said at the time. On Monday, Ward told Morning Consult she views Flake as "very vulnerable", and said her polling shows her with a lead over the first-term senator. "Here's what mattered: At a moment of national and global crisis, that vote was an abdication of my responsibility as a member of Congress".
As public opinion polls show a decline in Mr Trump's approval ratings, some Republican senators have sought to address hard questions about what the President's diminishing popularity means for his mandate by insisting that congressional Republicans, not Mr Trump, are the ones driving the Republican agenda. But as powerful as Flake's words are, it's not unreasonable to ask when, and whether, the Arizona Republican intends to back up the talk with action.
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From the left, protesters pressuring him over the health care debate have practically made a second home of Flake's offices in Phoenix and Washington with protests in D.C. resulting in arrests twice this month.
According to Buskirk, rather than rely on Republican voters, Republicans such as Flake simply pander to Democrats.
As for the president, Trump has the approval of 44 percent here after winning the state with 49 percent in November.
"The media need to know, when reporting on Senator Flake and his 'book, ' that the author is a deceiver out for personal and financial gain".
Flake, who's up for re-election next year, said on "Face the Nation" Sunday that the Republican Party has lost its way. "Jeff Flake has voted in line with President Trump's position 95.5% of the time". The senator compares Trump to a biblical flood; he marvels at his party's disinterest in the Russian Federation scandal; and he takes aim at the GOP's passivity when it comes to checks and balances against a White House run by partisan allies.
Trump has reportedly been vetting candidates to run against Flake in the primary next year, including former state Republican party chair Robert Graham, state Treasurer Jeff DeWit and ex-state Sen.
While he waxes poetically about conservative principles, his Conservative Review Liberty score is an abysmal 53%, also known as: 'F.' In 2013, I watched first-hand as Flake refused to sign a letter pledging to defund ObamaCare, among his many betrayals to conservatism.