The scheduled 7:00 a.m. opportunity to dialogue with Jeff Flake, Arizona’s junior senator and member of the pro-amnesty Gang of 8, was a bust.
Although his constituents were provided a toll-free call-in number (1-855-428-0808) and ID (# 6224561**) to access the town hall, what we got instead was canned elevator music and ultimately — after at least 15 minutes — a message that informed those who dialed in that “the host” had failed to show. That was followed by a disconnect. Many tried again, receiving the same message after another extended wait.
Disheartened to be dumped so soon after his many pre-election promises, calls were made to his offices. Imagine being told that not only did this practiced political suitor dump us, but also the ranchers along Arizona’s southern border he actually intended to talk with.
But election season is over and won’t return for nearly 6 long years. Jeff Flake’s politically expedient reversal on border policy which exposed him as McCain‘s astute protegé is no longer needed. Talking with those who are enraged at his deceit makes no sense from his perspective. He’s moving on with the Democrats and RINOs.
Still, as we waited on the line, there was satisfaction in knowing this truth: Flake is as good as his name and voting record.