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Sen. Jeff Flake speaks on the state of the policy
Outgoing U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake, an inveterate critic of the President, Donald Trump, with Thursday speech at the National Press Club that his fellow Republicans “might not deserve it,” because of their blind loyalty to the President.
The Arizonan also said he could pay the-2020-GOP primary challenge against Trump.
“It is not in my plan to run for President, but I’m not the rule. Someone has to say standing up for traditional republicanism,” Flake. “Someone needs to increase to, for nothing other than give people hope that there are decent party. We will get through this.
“It is not in my plan to run for President, but I’m not the rule. Someone needs to stand up to the traditional republicanism.”
– U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz.
Flake’s comments came on the eve of his first solo political appearance in New Hampshire, the state expects that the host nation’s first presidential primary election in less than two years. Flake to deliver a speech on Friday morning, with the title “country y”, in the framework of the prestigious “politics and eggs” speaker series at Saint Anselm College.
A year before the presidential candidates start courting in General, local voters, there is an expectation among the top-Republicans, the is trombone with a challenge from within his own party in the next presidential election campaign. Few, however, think Trump defeated could be, even under the worst of circumstances.
“It is hitting practically impossible for an incumbent for the nomination,” said Steve Dupri, who represents New Hampshire on the Republican National Committee. “But that does not prevent people from trying, with various degrees of severity.”
Flake acknowledged that Trump is also popular with the Republican base as not to lose the primary, proposed in the current political climate, but that a disastrous mid-term for the GOP could re-bind, to align voters.
“Things can unravel pretty quickly,” Flake said.
And if Trump is the base doesn’t fade, would peel off, about a presidential candidacy as an independent.
“I’m not the decision that either,” he said. “There are still a whole lot of other people in the party, looking for something else.”
On Monday, just three days after Flake’s visit, Trump, is expecting his first appearance in New Hampshire since winning the election in 2016.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.