Twitter Goes Nuts After Jeff Flake Announces He Won’t Seek Re-Election: ‘Flake Out?’


In what has already been a crazy day in Washington, Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) decided to make it even nuttier when news dropped that he was not going to seek re-election in 2018.

In his statement, Flake — who has run afoul of President Donald Trump in recent months — essentially said he was leaving the GOP as well, stating that there is not a place for him in the current Republican climate and party.

With Flake taking his stand and delivering a no-holds-barred anti-Trump speech on the Senate floor on a day when Trump has engaged in a vicious back-and-forth with another GOP lawmaker who isn’t running, Twitter weighed in with a whole bunch of hot takes.

Due to the civil war nature of today’s GOP, one side was absolutely thrilled:

And someone just had to do the obvious joke:

And at least one person wondered how a certain someone would react:

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