In Op-Ed, Flake Urges Republicans To At Least Admit That Trump Did Something Wrong

at Boston City Hall Plaza on October 1, 2018 in Boston, Massachusetts.
BOSTON, MA - OCTOBER 01: Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) speaks at Forbes Under 30 at 'Lunch with Jeff Flake' at Boston City Hall Plaza on October 1, 2018 in Boston, Massachusetts. There was a rally outside the event calling ... BOSTON, MA - OCTOBER 01: Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) speaks at Forbes Under 30 at 'Lunch with Jeff Flake' at Boston City Hall Plaza on October 1, 2018 in Boston, Massachusetts. There was a rally outside the event calling on Sen. Flake to reject Judge Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court. Flake recently called for a one week pause in the confirmation process to give the FBI more time to investigate sexual assault allegations. (Photo by Paul Marotta/Getty Images) MORE LESS
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December 21, 2019 2:30 p.m.

In a Friday op-ed for the Washington Post, former Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) urged his old Republican senator peers to at least break out of President Donald Trump’s “alternate reality” and admit that he has done something wrong.

He did not go as far as to say they should vote to convict him and remove him from office during the Senate trial, saying that “both positions can be defended.”

But he did insist that they avoid the “appalling spectacle” put forth by their peers in the House of Representatives who promoted “bizarre and debunked conspiracy theories.”

Flake retired when his term ended in 2018, one of the most vulnerable lawmakers at the time due to his criticism of Trump.

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