AZ Sen. Jeff Flake, dedicated Trump antagonist, vulnerable in 2018

A Politico article referencing Jeff Flake’s reelection vulnerability is making the rounds. Conservatives who have ample reason to distrust Flake are taking heart in the fact that potential challengers are eyeing the political landscape and assessing their chances in the 2018 U.S. Senate race.

But the article,White House squeezes Jeff Flakedescribing the animus between President Trump and  Flake, is a mixed bag of speculation with some less than stellar options mentioned. As an example, among those said to have had conversations with President Trump regarding the senate seat currently held by his antagonist Flake are former state GOP chairman; Robert Graham, a dedicated McCain booster who has steadfastly supported Jeff Flake, putting him at odds with grassroots activists.  Also mentioned are State Treasurer Jeff DeWit, Trump’s 2016 AZ campaign chair and Dr. Kelli Ward, a physician and conservative former state senator. Ward is the only announced challenger and has been traveling the state, meeting with an ever-increasing group of supporters.

Politico even tosses in former Gov. Jan Brewer, whose top advisers had longstanding ties to McCain and U.S. Rep Martha McSally (CD-2) who generates no enthusiasm among conservatives.

The conjecture of possible challengers might be music to Flake’s ears, since having numerous candidates splitting the vote is how McCain has stayed in office.  He was often accused of recruiting some “opponents” for that very reason. But Flake has charted a risky course far and apart from a potentially crowded field.

As a staunch Obama ally, he played on his White House basketball team and traveled with him to Kenya and Cuba — where Flake has long been eager to open doors with  the Communist dictatorship. Flake colluded with liberals on gun control, and  nuclear negations with terror-sponsoring Iran. His peripheral ties with Iran go back to the early 1990’s when Jeff Flake worked as a lobbyist for Rossing Uranium — one of the world’s largest suppliers of the nuclear fuel. He was registered as a foreign agent representing the company which operates a mine in the African country of Namibia.  Flake earned approximately $7,000 per month opening doors in D.C. and promoting the firm with financial ties to Iran.

And then there’s Flake’s ongoing push for amnesty for the illegal hordes flooding the U.S through Arizona’s porous southern border. He and McCain spearheaded the Gang of 8 to achieve that end, recruiting two other Republicrats and four liberals, including Trump obstructionist, Chuck Schumer.

Flake’s own strident opposition to Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump was so appealing  to the left that Hillary Clinton featured Flake in this campaign ad.

Quoting Flake’s spokesman, Politico got some facts wrong — most notably Flake’s “successful push to confirm Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch.” In fact, Flake shepherded Obama’s lame-duck nominee Democrat Merrick Garland through the senate halls, introducing him as a viable replacement for Justice Antonin Scalia, who died unexpectedly last year. Fortunately, Donald Trump was elected and appointed Neil Gorsuch to the high court.

US Senate terms are six years long. Flake won in 2012 by a mere 3 percentage points. He’s flippable. We can do it.  Acquaint yourself with Kelli Ward’s conservative principles.

Jeff Flake and John McCain are bottom draggers in this recent poll referencing all 100 U.S. Senators regardless of party affiliation. The Morning Consult survey showed the most vocal critics of President Trump are the least popular.

The polling site concludes with this excellent summation from Eddie Zipperer, a professor of political science at Georgia Military College, “Flake ran as conservative, governed as a moderate, tried to push amnesty on Americans, and campaigned against the Republican presidential nominee. That’s not exactly a recipe for re-election.” He correctly described the Gang of 8 amnesty bill as “nothing short of a total Republican surrender on the issue.”



9 Responses to AZ Sen. Jeff Flake, dedicated Trump antagonist, vulnerable in 2018

  1. Kathy says:

    Thank you SRAZ for all of your very insightful articles!!!

    Check this – I read it yesterday:

    Kelli Ward has nailed it with Sanctuary Senator Flake!!

  2. Saguaro Sam says:

    Jeff Flake may have groveled and fawned over then-president Obama (and is still in communication with him, as he was the one who telephoned Obama within minutes of Congressman Scalise being shot), but Obama’s ideologies and personality disorders will never allow a white Mormon boy to be anything more than a useful idiot.

    We—US and the entire world—-are in terrible trouble.
    Hatred and instability are accelerating at breakneck speed.

    Please don’t wring your hands and think that there’s nothing that you can do. Put your hands together and pray to God for Mercy and discernment.

    • Kimball says:

      Jeff Flake, Robert Graham and Jonathan Lines all fit your description, Sam. They will cover for one another to the detriment of the President of the United States and the Republican Party. They are assembling now in an effort to further their own interests. The LDS Church is all in for amnesty.

  3. MacBeth says:

    Politico is not a conservative site. According to a survey of readers, those who read the Washington Post and New York Times tend to read Politico. SRAZ has a better handle on what’s actually going on in Arizona.

  4. Capt. Marvel says:

    Robert McGraham. Jan Brewer, Martha McMcSally etc….these choices are like being offered a choice between arsenic (Jeff Flake) or hemlock (any of the rest.)

    I’m a Kelli Ward fan. She’s the only actual conservative in the mix, besides being bright and personable. She is the only declared candidate and has been working at this for months, even curtailing her medical practice to focus on this race.

    As far as Jeff DeWit goes, he is currently the state treasurer. Does he intend to abandon the office he campaigned for and was elected to to run? That doesn’t sit well. In order to mount an effect campaign, he’d have to do so before his term is over, which means we’d have a vacancy in this key office. Would the governor appoint an interim treasurer or would an expensive special election have to be held?

  5. Saguaro Sam says:

    Please note:

    Once again, the restaurant chain known as Chipolte has been the source of a serious food-borne illness outbreak. This time, numerous patrons of the Sterling, VA location became seriously ill and had to seek emergency medical care and some remain hospitalized.

    This restaurant chain has been Plagued for several years, nationwide, with these issues, yet no one, including the CDC has done anything.

    Two years ago, I noticed that the International Rescue Committee (which has an office in Phoenix) was bragging about placing Somalians in jobs at area Chipolte restaurants.

    Here, as of today, is the IRC main website showing their “corporate sponsors” which give jobs to refugees from numerous countries.
    Notice that Chipolte remains as one of their hiring partners.

    Dine at your own risk.
    But this goes far beyond eating out.

    As an aside, Britain is now vaccinating All newborns for Hepatitis-B.
    According to the article in the dailymailonline a few weeks ago,
    about 90% of African immigrants are infected with some strain of the Hep virus.

  6. Villanova says:

    This, more than anything else, illustrates the fool that Jeff Flake is. He obviously thought this line of questioning of a nominee for the United States Supreme Court was relevant. He has no discerning compass on what is appropriate. Judge, now Justice Neil Gorsuch, attempted to show good humor, but Flake succeeded in showing himself to be nothing short of an outlandish embarrassment.