GOP Senator Jeff Flake has no regrets about opposing President Donald Trump’s agenda, and said things like the Muslim ban should not be apart of the Republican party Tuesday on “America’s Newsroom.”
Flake was asked about a New York Times article painting him as the most vulnerable incumbent in the upcoming midterm elections. The senator said he’s glad he spoke up, despite his dire poll numbers.
“I spoke up what I felt that I should,” Flake said during the Fox News interview. “When the president made statements with regard to my colleague John McCain, with regard to promoting the Muslim ban during the campaign — those are things that are not conservative. They shouldn’t be part of the Republican party.”
“I stood up and I’m glad I did,” he added. “I think that my colleagues ought to as well.”
In a poll released in late August, Flake trailed primary challenger Dr. Kelli Ward by a staggering 26 points. This isn’t the first time Flake has brushed off his sagging poll numbers. In late September, Flake said the polls were irrelevant but admitted they were accurate.
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