Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ), who announced Tuesday that he would not run for re-election in 2018, deflected when asked Wednesday by NBC’s Matt Lauer if he would prefer that Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton were in the White House.
Flake, whose speech on the Senate floor was a pointed rebuke of President Donald Trump, answered first by saying he and others may have made a Faustian bargain wherein they would “excuse the behavior” of the president in order to fulfill a conservative agenda.
Noting that he voted for neither Trump nor Clinton, Flake said, “I can tell you no president, Democrat or Republican, in recent memory, has exhibited the kind of behavior that this president has.”
“I would love to have a Republican president, but not at any cost,” he added. “I can tell you, I’m not happy with the direction we’re going.”
Flake later told “CBS This Morning” that impeachment was not on the table.
“High crimes and misdemeanors — people talk about impeachment on the left — I think something’s been introduced,” he said. “I don’t think that’s the direction to go, nor do I think the 25th Amendment — having the Cabinet act — is either.”
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Source: Conservative Daily