Mike Huckabee just destroyed what’s left of Jeff Flake’s reputation in a blistering takedown and Jeff Flake deserves it.
Look, if Flake was consistent he would have respect – but he is not. He rips Trump one day, folds like a wet blanket the next, and in many other ways proved to America he has no spine.
America forgives a lot of things – especially in politics – but only if you have conviction, if you believe what you are saying. Who knows what Flake believes as he has changed his mind so many times in various publicity stunts.
“Flake is a selfish narcissist who would stop one of the few things he actually could do for his country-confirm responsible judges,” Huckabee wrote. “His hate of @realDonaldTrump exceeds his sense of duty. His proposal is unconstitutional anyway,” said Huckabee.
“Good riddance!” Huckabee wrote of Flake, who is retiring in early January. “Go hide in an elevator!”
From The Hill: Flake questioned why his colleagues weren’t “up in arms” after a string of tweets from President Trump bashing Mueller’s investigation into the 2016 election.
“With the president tweeting on a regular basis, a daily basis, that the special counsel is conflicted, that he is leading so-called 12 angry Democrats and demeaning and ridiculing him in every way, to be so sanguine about the chances of him being fired is folly for us,” Flake said.
Trump in a tweet hours before Flake’s request blasted Mueller’s probe into Russian election interference and possible collusion between the president’s campaign and Moscow as the “angry Mueller gang of Dems” and exclaimed that it is “our Joseph McCarthy era.”
But GOP Sen. Mike Lee (Utah) objected to voting on the legislation, arguing the bill had constitutional issues.
“As Justice Scalia explains, we cannot convert an office like this one … without creating a de facto fourth branch of government fundamentally undermining the principles of the separation of powers that is so core to our liberty,” Lee said.