Jeff Flake of Arizona is quickly becoming our least favorite member of the Senate, and that’s saying something when you consider some of the cretinous socialists that populate the Upper Chamber. Even with a fairly reliable conservative voting record, Flake’s sanctimonious war against President Donald Trump has turned him into a figure of almost stunning unlikability, even in his home state. That’s why, of course, he decided he wasn’t going to run for a another term; he knew he didn’t stand a chance.
In a year where Flake has denounced Trump on the Senate floor as practicing the playbook of Josef Stalin and written a book about the GOP’s obligation to stand up and fight the president conservative voters chose in overwhelming numbers, he managed to outdo himself this week by actively threatening to throw Trump out of the White House. In an interview with the Washington Post, Flake warned Trump that if the president were to bring Robert Mueller’s wayward investigation to a premature end, he would be among the first to support impeachment charges.
“We’re begging him: ‘Don’t go down this road. Don’t create a constitutional crisis. Don’t force the Congress to take the only remedy that Congress can take,’ ” said Flake. “To remind the president of that is the best way to keep him from going down that road. To fire Mueller without cause, I don’t know if there is any other remedy left to the legislative branch.”
Flake then made the left’s favorite comparison, likening the current situation to the one Richard Nixon found himself in during the Watergate investigation.
“If [Trump] fires [Mueller] without cause, how different is that from what Nixon did with the ‘Saturday Night Massacre’?” Flake asked. “He left before impeachment came, but that was the remedy then, and that would be the remedy now.”
Well, what is the remedy for Republicans who have forgotten that their allegiance is to the voters who put them in office?
In Flake’s case, the hilarious remedy appears to be that he’s thinking about running a primary challenge against Trump in 2020. And oh, we would really love to see this materialize. He’s already made a trip to New Hampshire to test the waters, so we have a feeling that it’s more than just idle chatter. Flake has mistaken the positive attention he’s gotten from the mainstream media for actual on-the-ground popularity, and we will take special delight in watching that realization finally dawn on him.