“When the next generation asks us,
why didn’t you do something?
Why didn’t you speak up?
What are we going to say?
I rise today to say, enough.
We must dedicate ourselves
to making sure that the anomalous
never becomes the normal.
With respect and humility, I must say
that we have fooled ourselves for long enough
that a pivot to governing is right around the corner,
civility and stability right behind it.
We know better than that.
By now, we all know better than that.”
~ Senator Jeff Flake
Jeffry Lane Flake (born December 31, 1962) is an American politician and member of the Republican Party who since 2013 has served as the Junior United States Senator from Arizona. Due to his opposition to President Trump, Flake announced on October 24, 2017, that he would retire at the end of his current term instead of seeking re-election in 2018.