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Oct 24 2017
05:00 pm
By: Mike Knapp  shortURL

If I have been critical, it not because I relish criticizing the behavior of the president of the United States. If I have been critical, it is because I believe that it is my obligation to do so, as a matter of duty and conscience. The notion that one should stay silent as the norms and values that keep America strong are undermined and as the alliances and agreements that ensure the stability of the entire world are routinely threatened by the level of thought that goes into 140 characters - the notion that one should say and do nothing in the face of such mercurial behavior is ahistoric and, I believe, profoundly misguided.

Amber Phillips in the WaPo with transcript ‘I will not be complicit.’ Jeff Flake’s retirement speech, annotated

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jbr's picture

Flake confuses me a bit. He

Good for him. Flake confuses me a bit. He still voted for what looked something like criminally negligent manslaughter in the form of health care legislation. Thanks Murkowski, Collins, McCain and the Democratic senators.

Treehouse's picture

And now?

Flake and Corker are still in power to fulfill the Republicans agenda which includes tax cuts, cuts to healthcare, no votes to any sort of gun control, imposing restrictions on womens' healthcare, etc. They may talk but watch what they do.

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