Jeff Flake: ‘I think Americans will sleep easier’ with Biden at helm
By Mike DeBonis and Amy B Wang
Former senator Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.), who’s attending the inauguration, mentioned he hoped Biden’s presidency would current “a moment of renewal” for the nation.
“I’m glad that I feel we’ll have a president in the White House who fashions higher habits, who respects the workplace,” Flake mentioned. “I think Americans will sleep easier knowing that we have a more steady hand at the White House, regardless of philosophy or disagreement. We have a steady hand, and that’s something.”
Flake, a Republican who was one of many social gathering’s most vocal critics of Trump, turned amongst Trump’s frequent targets. Flake opted not to run for reelection in 2018, noting how troublesome it might be in mild of the GOP base’s embrace of Trumpism. The former senator was one among many reasonable Republicans who endorsed Biden over Trump for president earlier than the November election.
Flake mentioned Wednesday morning that he thought Trump had dedicated “impeachable acts,” although he didn’t specify what they had been, and that he hoped the Senate impeachment trial would go ahead in the wake of the Capitol riot on Jan. 6.
“I think [the Senate moving forward with the impeachment trial] would be good for the country,” Flake mentioned. “It’s tough to find a silver lining in that awful experience two weeks ago, but I do hope that it accelerates the march away from Trumpism by my party.”