Arizona Senator Jeff Flake Won't Seek Reelection

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Republican Senator Jeff Flake, who isn't Donald Trump's biggest fan, says he won't seek reelection because "there may not be a place for a Republican like me in the current Republican climate or the current Republican Party."
"Here's the bottom line: The path that I would have to travel to get the Republican nomination is a path I'm not willing to take, and that I can't in good conscience take," Flake told The Republic in a telephone interview. "It would require me to believe in positions I don't hold on such issues as trade and immigration and it would require me to condone behavior that I cannot condone."
Okay, but what are you actually doing about any of that while you're still in office? And what do you plan to do about when you're not in office? Simply not running again because you think you'll lose isn't an act of resistance, man.

Anyway, Flake is useless. I'm not interested in his relentless quest for cookies in exchange for occasionally being the least worst Republican in the Senate.

What concerns me is this: It seems to me it's kind of a problem that the president gets to just hand pick people for his party via tweet now.

Donald Trump hates Flake, and has gone after him repeatedly on Twitter, even proclaiming him "toxic." Now Flake can't win reelection.

A president choosing to endorse or not endorse a candidate is one thing. Going on the attack to make sure the party is nothing but loyalists? Is different.

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