Flake is leaving the Senate after only one term and continues to push his anti-Trump agenda. Flake did, however, vote to confirm Justice Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.
Arizona Republican Sen. Jeff Flake finds those “lock her up” chants at President Donald Trump’s rallies “disturbing” and “unseemly” and hopes somebody runs against the president in the 2020 primaries.
Flake says if he doesn’t oppose the president, he hopes somebody does “to remind Republicans of what … we used to stand for.”
In his farewell interview with C-SPAN, Flake said he’s not shocked by what Trump says anymore but by how supporters at his rallies react to those words.
“The disturbing thing isn’t so much what [Trump] says anymore; it’s the cheers from people behind him and the chants of, ‘Lock her up!’ for example, that’s just unseemly,” Flake said. “It does make me fear that it’s going to be a longer process to get out of this than it should be.”