20 June 2018

Jeff Flake Should Do Something

Moderate Republicans like to talk about the dangers of Donald Trump. They should take action instead.

Instead of taking concrete action to hold Trump accountable, however, they’ve been satisfied to criticize him while confirming his nominees and advancing his legislative agenda, such that it exists. For all their dismay and condemnation, neither Flake nor his like-minded colleagues have tried to connect their work to their rhetoric. They’re posturing against Trump while doing little to actually stop him.

Jamelle Bouie