But here is my concern.
I think people like him made a pact with the devil, they probably thought Trump would just be some passive moron who signed any bill they passed in congress. They figured he was an ape, but an ape they could control and exploit.
But their bills didn’t pass. ACA repeal failed. Even their tax bill may not pass. So they made a deal with a stupid ape, and now they have nothing to show for it.
Not only that, but Flake would probably lose a primary election in AZ because he isn’t Trumpian enough.
So it feels like he is speaking out which is good, but he is only speaking out after the deal with Trump fell apart and no legislation got passed, and Flake realized he wouldn’t be re-elected.
Would Flake be speaking out if he was facing easy re-election in Arizona, and if Trump was mindlessly signing every Bill congress got passed through congress with no effort but Trump was still just as deranged, unstable and criminal as he is now? I don’t know, but I doubt it.
Either way, it is a good improvement to see GOP senators speaking out. However, if Flake is going to continue voting with Trump 91% of the time, it doesn’t really matter what speeches he gives after he knows he will lose re-election.
Also, Trump is not someone who arose out of nowhere. Decades of right wing propaganda designed to make GOP voters angry, misinformed and scared created Trump and his voters. Trump, like his voters, watches fox news all day and gets more and more angry and scared. Flake makes no mention of how he and his party have worked for decades to create this monster that, now that it is turning on them, they are starting to say ‘enough’. It was time to say enough years ago.
Trump is the result of decades of the southern strategy, talk radio and fox news. He isn’t some character that arose from nowhere and he didn’t magically become a problem just now that he can’t be used to pass ACA repeal or supply side tax cuts, or he is making it hard to get re-elected. The same people who elected Trump thought Obama was an antichrist muslim born in Kenya and I didn’t hear Flake speak out against them.