Jeff Flake

(Jeffry Lane Flake)

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I am retiring from the Senate because I am far from my party on many issues. It would be very hard for me to win the Republican primary election for teh Senate. I don't think I have changed much. The Republican party has changed a great deal. Politics, Politicians & Political Campaigning & Fund Raising ;Voters, Voting & Elections ;Congress & State Legislatures
I have not ruled out running for the presidency. I hope some people will run against the President [Donald Trump] in the Republican presidential primary so that Republicans can see what it means to be a decent Republican again. Compliments, Insults & Rebukes ;Morality, Ethics & Conflict of Interest ;Presidency, Vice Presidency & Prime Ministership
If we can accept this [immoral, unethical, irrational, inconsistent, and non-presidential] behavor from a politican [President Donald Trump], then perhaps we should not be politicians.
Please veto this bill. Mr. President, the Congress is out of control and needs adult supervision. Politics, Politicians & Political Campaigning & Fund Raising
Somebody needs to stand up [to Donald Trump] and say "This is not our party. This is not OK. This is not normal." Political Parties & Machines ;Presidency, Vice Presidency & Prime Ministership
The modern media culture favors those who yell the loudest.
The reason that lobbyists are so corrupt is that government is too big. Corruption
The Republican Party has lost its way. We have given in to nativism and protectionism. It is not enough to be a conservative any more.... You have to be viscious. We have away the limited government mantle when we spent like crazy when we had the majority ...
Trump pivots, but then he pivots right back. It's a 360 degree pivot. Politics, Politicians & Political Campaigning & Fund Raising
We are only 5 percent of the world's population and 20 percent of the world's economy. We have to be able to trade in order to grow.
For one, I think as a missionary you gotta be stubborn. And you gotta try to be persuasive.
I feel at some point that the farm state politics will overwhelm the Florida politics. Politics, Politicians & Political Campaigning & Fund Raising
If we can't have the courage to tell our constituents, hey, we've got to cut back, then if we can point to something and say, I would like to vote for more benefits for you, but this balanced budget amendment or statutory spending cap or whatever the device is, is preventing me from doing it.
Many of the earmark request forms are actually filled out by lobbyists and then just turned in by the member's staff to the appropriations committee.
Our government shouldn't tell us where to travel and where not to travel. Travel ;Government
Senator Jon Kyl has given all of the eventual candidates in this race an excellent model of how to best serve Arizona and the country. He's set the bar extremely high, and I'll do my best to meet that standard.
The country is facing a fiscal crisis, and the United States Senate is at the center of the debate about how to bring federal spending under control.
There are some Republicans who say that any time you raise new revenue, you have to have a tax cut to match it. I am not one of those Republicans. Time