While talking to the mayor of Mesa after a town hall session in Arizona, Senator Jeff Flake apparently didn’t realize the microphone attached to his lapel was still on. The KNXV microphone caught this statement referring to the GOP:
If we become the party of Roy Moore and Donald Trump, we are toast.”
The Republican Senator, an outspoken critic of President Trump, announced last month he would not seek re-election.
In an interview at that same town hall, Flake indicated he’d “vote for the Democrat” if he were in Alabama with a choice between Moore, who’s facing sexual misconduct allegations, and Democrat Doug Jones.
President Donald Trump responded on Twitter Sunday.
Sen. Jeff Flake(y), who is unelectable in the Great State of Arizona (quit race, anemic polls) was caught (purposely) on “mike” saying bad things about your favorite President. He’ll be a NO on tax cuts because his political career anyway is “toast.”
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 19, 2017
Senator Flake expressed concerns about the deficit in regards to the president’s tax reform plans. However the Arizona Senator was expected to vote “yes”.
Trump’s Twitter taunt perplexed pundits. With such a small margin in the Senate, every Republican vote is vital. Why jeopardize one?
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