“The personal attacks,
the threats against principles,
freedoms, and institutions,
and the flagrant disregard for truth and decency,
the reckless provocations,
most often for the pettiest and most personal reasons,
reasons having nothing whatsoever
to do with the fortunes of the people
that we have been elected to serve.
None of these appalling features
of our current politics
should ever be regarded as normal.”
~ 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.