Senator Jeff Flake Goes After Judge Roy Moore

Now that Judge Roy Moore has won the GOP primary to run for Senator of Alabama, it is becoming interesting watching the various swamp people choose up sides. At the present time, Moore has a small lead against his Democrat opponent. Mr. Moore will be running as a populist in the same vein as President Donald Trump. GOP Senator Jeff Flake of Arizona has sounded off and he does not sound very supportive. Will his opposition give ammunition to the Democrats? What are the other implications if the Judge wins in Alabama. Here are a few thoughts for you to consider.

As Written By Allahpundit for Hot Air:

“So far,” wrote NeverTrumper Charlie Sykes a few days ago, “no prominent Republican officeholder has refused to back Moore’s candidacy or been willing to point out its toxicity for the future of the GOP.” That was true at the time — Senate GOPers have been conspicuously tight-lipped about the prospect of Moore joining them in the chamber, knowing that getting on the wrong side of populists right now is reckless. Even Rob Portman, a rare Republican who supports legalizing gay marriage and whose son is gay, would only say when asked of Moore that he seems like he’d vote the right way on tax reform.

One Republican was willing to criticize Moore yesterday, though. Coincidentally, it’s the same one who’s spent the last year criticizing Trump, never mind that he’s up for reelection next year in a purple state and is deeply vulnerable on both the right and the left. Jeff Flake may be going down in 2018 but he’s going down swinging:

“I think that when we disagree with something so fundamental like that, we ought to stand up and say, that’s not right, that’s not our party, that is not us,” the Arizona Republican told the Atlantic’s McCay Coppins at the Washington Ideas Forum in Washington, D.C…

Flake said he is “troubled” by some of Moore’s comments, which he said represent the opposite of the political civility Flake called for in a book he authored this year. Republicans should have been much more “forceful” in denouncing the “ugly conspiracy theory” about the president’s birthplace in the past, and should be forceful in voicing their criticisms of Moore’s theories today, he said.

“I think the same is true when somebody says that members of our ……..

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