Trump hatred has rendered limited, egotist Flake incapable of rational thought as he now dangles threat of presidential impeachment
It’s no secret Jeff Flake is not the brightest bulb in the chandelier. He’s obviously been aware of his own limitations, masking them with a perpetual, and often inappropriate smirk, in an effort to appear affable. His advisers thoughtfully provided him with an issue to run on: cutting earmarks. He took to it as though nothing else mattered, though it turned out, it didn’t.
First elected in 2001 to the U.S. House out of a religiously friendly East Valley district he held a safe seat, but gave his word that he would only serve for three two-year terms. When the headiness of D.C. became irresistible, he abandoned his pledge with a glib, “I lied,” accompanied by that now infamous smirk.
With major assists from Jon Kyl and John McCain, Flake squeaked into replacing retiring Kyl by a slim 3 percentage points in 2012. By 2018, with an 18% approval rating in his home state, it was clear, even to him, that reelection was beyond his grasp. In a state that overwhelmingly supported Donald Trump for president, Flake’s constant derision of President Trump won him no conservative friends, but made him the darling of the left. He even passed off an anti-Trump slim 140-page diatribe, posing as a book, with a title stolen directly from Barry Goldwater’s iconic, “Conscience of a Conservative.” Since conservatism is a term unfamiliar to Flake, the title is not just a blatant heist, it is a lie.
After making the rounds of leftwing media outlets denouncing Trump, he has become increasingly full of himself, even dangling the possibility of mounting a presidential challenge — preposterous on its face from a man with bottom dragging approval ratings among Arizona voters.
Now Flake has crossed the line from deceitful anti-Trumper to manic psychotic, tweeting impeachment is in order if President Trump fires Special Counsel Robert Mueller.
We are begging the president not to fire the special counsel. Don’t create a constitutional crisis. Congress cannot preempt such a firing. Our only constitutional remedy is after the fact, through impeachment. No one wants that outcome. Mr. President, please don’t go there.
3:04 PM – 20 Mar 2018
Mueller is conducting a politically biased investigation of President Trump relating to a discredited report given the intriguing name of “dossier.” It was authored by Christopher Steele, a former British spy, financed by the Democratic National Committee and Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign. FBI agents abruptly stopped using Steele as an informant later that same year after concluding that he had lied to them. Read more by Paul Sperry, in RealClear Investigations.
The salacious but phony report was hand carried to then-FBI Director James Comey, by none other than John McCain, who called Hillary Clinton “a rock star” he could support for president.
McCain is now seriously ill and despite glowing reports from his family, is unlikely to return to the senate, which unfortunately keeps him from being subpoenaed for his integral role in this fraud. If anyone should be investigated, it should be Arizona’s two traitorous senators, who have worked diligently to undermine our president, and never represented the citizens of Arizona as much as they do the illegal aliens to whom they want to give the gift of amnesty and eventual voting rights — rendering the Republican Party, under whose banner each of them has opportunistically run, to historical irrelevance.