The following excerpt is from an article that originally appeared on Hit and Run Reason
MSNBCSen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) has been all over the airwaves this month promoting his new book, Conscience of a Conservative, in which he laments that “Never has a party so quickly or easily abandoned its core principles as my party did in the course of the 2016 campaign.” In the process Flake has predictably drawn heavy fire from Trumpworld, and perhaps less intuitively from certain quarters on the left.
For instance on Monday, in a segment shared with the inevitable social-media headline “Lawrence O’Donnell Shreds Jeff Flake for Being Six Years Late on Trump, GOP Criticisms,” the MSNBC host played a clip of this recent exchange between the senator and Chuck Todd:
Flake: I wish that we as a party would have stood up, for example, when the birtherism thing was going on. A lot of people did stand up, but not enough.
Todd: Did you do enough? […]post was originally published on this site