Jeff Flake to GOP: “You cannot go elsewhere for a soul”


I wish Jeff Flake did more to oppose Trump while he was a member of the Senate.  He voted with Trump 81% of the time.  (This was not as much as another supposedly “anti-Trump” Republican Senator Ben Sasse and a bit more than “anti-Trump” Senator Mitt Romney).

But he did something good today.

Here is a taste of his message to the members of his party:

My fellow Republicans, it is time to risk your careers in favor of your principles. Whether you believe the president deserves impeachment, you know he does not deserve reelection.

Our country will have more presidents. But principles, well, we get just one crack at those. For those who want to put America first, it is critically important at this moment in the life of our country that we all, here and now, do just that.

Trust me when I say that you can go elsewhere for a job. But you cannot go elsewhere for a soul.

Read the entire piece here.