Flake Says GOP Can’t Stand By Trump After Comments On Jailing Clinton

FILE - In this Feb. 28, 2013 file photo, Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz. gestures as he leaves the Senate chamber on Capitol Hill in Washington. Flake, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz. and Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C. met with key ... FILE - In this Feb. 28, 2013 file photo, Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz. gestures as he leaves the Senate chamber on Capitol Hill in Washington. Flake, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz. and Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C. met with key House conservatives this week to promote legislation to overhaul the nation's immigration laws and provide a pathway to citizenship for an estimated 11 million illegal immigrants, McCain’s communications director said Friday. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File) MORE LESS
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Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) called on his fellow Republican lawmakers to stand against Donald Trump’s call to appoint a special prosecutor to investigate Hillary Clinton if he were elected.

Trump made the comment Sunday durning the presidential debate where he also alluded to how Clinton would be in jail if he were president.

“Republicans should not be Ok with Donald Trump threatening to jail his opponent after the election,” Flake said. “That is not who we are.”

Flake has been an outspoken critic of Trump all election cycle. Flake, who is not up for re-election in November, has called out the Republican nominee for his comments against Muslims, Hispanics and women. Flake called on Trump to step aside over the weekend.

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  1. Avatar for enon enon says:

    damn. that’s how insane this friggin campaign is – i have to give props to jeff flake.

  2. Note to Jeff …

    Apply BB-que sauce liberally BEFORE going to the picnic ----

  3. I don’t believe him, unless he changes parties. Otherwise it’s AZ hot air.

  4. “That is not who we are.”

    Senator, this ain’t no ‘noble Republican’ episode of The West Wing. This is your Republican Party, and It. Is. Who. You. Are.

  5. I know lots of people here don’t like Flake, but at least he will call his party out and is one of the very few Republicans to appear on Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me. So give him a few kudos at least.

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