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Jeff Flake: ‘It’s Not Enough to Be Conservative Anymore… You Have to Be Angry About It’

Senator Jeff Flake appeared on CNN this afternoon to explain his decision to not seek reelection, along with his Senate floor speech tearing into President Trump and his enablers.

He lamented to Jake Tapper that “it’s not enough to be conservative anymore, it seems that you have to be angry about it.”

Flake emphasized over and over that he didn’t support Trump during the 2016 election, and said that Republicans cannot be defending the President’s behavior.

Tapper asked him why he isn’t making that argument directly to the voters of Arizona and fighting for his beliefs. Flake said he thinks “this fever will break,” but doubts that will happen by next year.

Watch above, via CNN.

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