Flake does not name President Trump directly but we know who he is talking about. The Senator has had years to fix this country and has done nothing but stand idly by. It seems he can't handle the actual results President Trump is getting in the first half of his presidency.
Outgoing Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) has never stifled his distaste for President Trump. He is bitter toward how the president has affected conservatism, he told us in a book, and he believes that the president's rhetoric is comparable to Joseph Stalin's, he said on the Senate floor. On Wednesday, the senator told a group of Harvard Law graduates that Trump has even "debased" the presidency and undermined the Constitution.
"If you have been wondering what the bottom looks like, this is what it looks like when you stress-test all of the institutions that undergird our constitutional democracy at the same time."
The senator defended his remarks in a CNN interview, telling Wolf Blitzer he was simply defending the U.S.'s "constitutional prerogative."
This is the third time Flake has so publicly condemned (without naming) the 45th president. The first time he wrote down his frustration in a book called Conscience of a Conservative: A Rejection of Destructive Politics and a Return to Principle, blamingTrump for causing conservatives to compromise their principles. He then berated Trump on the Senate floor, comparing the president's fiery rhetoric to that of Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin.