During an appearance on “The View,” co-host Meghan McCain asked Flake how the Republican party can move forward when 74 million voters supported Trump in 2020, and 40% of Republicans and Republican-leaning independents want him to run again in 2024.
“It’s tough to find any silver lining in what happened last week, but if there is anything…good can come of it, it’s that it might hasten the march of the Republican party away from Trump and away from Trump-ism,” Flake said.
He continued, “The party has to move away from Trump-ism. There’s no future there, it’s a demographic cul-de-sac and I think most of my colleagues know it, but they have been fearful about the next primary.”
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Former Sen. Jeff Flake tells @TheView the Republican party “has to move away from Trump-ism”: “There’s no future there… and I think most of my colleagues know it, but they have been fearful about the next primary.” https://t.co/f8u2wbJuik pic.twitter.com/5clOP4Y1DP
— The View (@TheView) January 15, 2021
The Arizona GOP is expected to vote next week to censure Flake, Cindy McCain, and Gov. Doug Ducey (R).
The proposed censures suggest Ducey overstepped his authority in his response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The censures also referred to the support Cindy McCain and Flake showed President-elect Joe Biden.
“I’m in good company in Arizona being censured along with your mother,” Flake told Meghan McCain.
Cindy McCain made similar comments during her appearance on “The View” on Thursday, as IJR previously reported.
“It’s about what’s doing right for the country and certainly Senator Flake and our Gov. Ducey have made some very tough decisions lately and in the past — but it was for the good of our state and for our country,” she said.
Cindy McCain continued, “I’m in good company. Your dad was censured by them. I think I’m going to make T-shirts for everyone and wear them.”
Meghan McCain replied, “If they censure you, they should censure all of us.”
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