In waning days of his D.C. career, lame duck Republicrat desperately struggles for relevancy, seeks center stage with what could be pivotal vote
In one of his many oratorical attempts to sound high-minded while bashing Pres. Trump, Jeff Flake went on a pomposity rant, stating, “If we compromise the truth for the sake of our politics, we are lost.”
The quote is instructive in view of Flake’s waffling leading up to the confirmation vote on Judge Brett Kavanaugh. The federal district judge has suffered savage partisan attacks on his integrity since being nominated to the U.S. Supreme Court by Pres. Trump. Thursday’s hearing was a despicable unified display of partisan bile spewed by the left.
Sen. Lindsey Graham, a longtime McCain sidekick, has found his own voice and expressed outrage over the abuse being thrown at Judge Kavanaugh, (video) mincing no words. Graham’s impassioned statement was the highlight of the day.
But Flake, true to the form that caused him to alienate Arizona Republicans to the point of garnering only an 18% approval rating and realizing he couldn’t win reelection to his single term senate seat, equivocated as late as yesterday, saying both Judge Kavanaugh and his accuser “gave compelling testimony.“ This, despite the fact that Christine Ford had no reliable recollections of where or when the assault she claimed she suffered as a teen 36 years ago took place, who was there at the time and even lied about her fear of flying, as she delayed the hearing for purely partisan reasons. Those she asked to corroborate her account refused to do so.
Jeff Flake is reminiscent of Narcissus, the Greek character of myth, who became enchanted with his own reflection in a body of water, leaned in to get a closer look and drowned trying to pursue himself. Who can forget Flake’s solo escapade on a deserted island years ago, taking only the barest of necessities to sustain life along with a camera and tripod to film himself. Is this egomaniacal lightweight, unable to discern fact from fiction, someone to entrust with a crucial vote on a U.S. Supreme Court Justice?
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