So, at this point, Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) is basically just as bad as any Democrat on the Senate floor. We can only praise God that his term is coming to an end, even if he will be replaced by the liberal Kyrsten Sinema.
At least with Sinema, we’ll know what we’re getting. We won’t vainly expect her to jump on board with important conservative business, like confirming judges or passing legislation. We won’t be surprised when she derails a Senate confirmation process in a weak effort to look good for the left-wing media. We won’t be disgusted when she decides to hold up the confirmation of judicial nominees because she wants to protect Robert Mueller, of all people. If we’re lucky, we won’t even have to hear Sinema hold court on the Senate floor and spend an hour comparing President Trump to Joseph Stalin. Hell, she might actually be an improvement.
Flake, though, is a disgrace.
This week, Flake vowed to vote against every single one of the judicial nominees currently before the Senate Judiciary Committee if he doesn’t get what he wants: A floor vote on a bill to protect Special Counsel Robert Mueller. And since Mitch McConnell has no intention of giving Flake and the Democrats that satisfaction, many of the nominees will be kept waiting for confirmation until after the new Senate takes over in January. Other than the ones Mike Pence helped to confirm this week, many of the rest will have to be re-nominated by the president next year.
What a loser.
“Flake is a selfish narcissist who would stop one of the few things he actually could do for his country-confirm responsible judges,” wrote former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee. “His hate of @realDonaldTrump exceeds his sense of duty. His proposal is unconstitutional anyway. Good riddance! Go hide in an elevator!”
Oh, but we imagine that Flake will be doing anything but hiding out in an elevator once his term is up. He’ll be sniffing around the halls of 30 Rock, looking for some desperate MSNBC anchors who want to add yet another NeverTrump Republican to their panels. Or maybe he’ll find a home over at CNN, picking up whatever slack Ana Navarro leaves in the rope. Or perhaps he’ll get straight to work on another book bashing the Trump administration and defending his own, pure, clean, crystallized version of conservatism – you know, the kind that let Barack Obama run roughshod over this country for eight long years.
But hey, he won’t be in the Senate anymore, and that can only be considered a huge win.