Senator Jeff Flake to Retire

Senator Jeff Flake to Retire

 Date Obtained: 10/24/17  Website:http://www.cnn.com/2017/10/24/politics/jeff-flake-retirement-arizona/index.html  Credit: CNN

Date Obtained: 10/24/17

Website:http://www.cnn.com/2017/10/24/politics/jeff-flake-retirement-arizona/index.html

Credit: CNN

The Republican Arizona Senator, Jeff Flake, announced that he will not seek re-election in 2018, blaming the changing nature of American politics created by President Trump’s behavior.  In his heated speech on the Senate floor, he claimed that he was obligated to speak out against the president, saying that American norms, agreements, and alliances are “routinely threatened by the level of thought that goes into 140 characters.”  Flake joins Senator Bob Corker, a fellow Republican and Trump critic, in retiring from office because of the president.  The White House responded to Flake’s announcement, saying “based on the lack of support he has from the people of Arizona, it’s probably a good move. 

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