Outgoing Senator Jeff Flake is auditioning to be CNN’s new token “Republican” whose role is to trash President Trump, so he slammed Trump’s tone on immigration as “sickening.”
“I certainly don’t like the tone that President Trump has taken with regard to blaming immigrants,” Flake told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer. “Having that ad, which I thought was just sickening, and frankly very untrue with regard to the threat that is posed by illegal immigrants.”
Flake, who’s not running for re-election in Arizona, said he prefers the tone that former president Barack Obama took on immigration — even though Obama’s policies were similar to Trump’s.
“I’ve always felt that [Obama’s] tone is better,” Flake said.
Keep in mind that Obama separated many families at the US border and deported millions of illegal immigrants — so much so that Obama was dubbed the “Deporter-in-Chief.”
I respect Sen. Feinstein for being honest and admitting not paying attention to illegal immigration with Obama.
— Trump won #Resist (@ExDemLatina) June 18, 2018
In fact, Obama deported more people than any other US president. Where was the liberal media outrage over that?
Jeff Flake then claimed that it’s not the Democrat Party’s fault that lax U.S. immigration laws have not been overhauled. “The last real vote we had on substantial immigration reform was the bipartisan bill that we did in 2013,” he said.
“Every Democrat in the Senate voted for that bill, which included about $41 billion for additional border security. That’s more than the president has even asked for on border security. So this notion that this is all the Democrats’ fault is just wrong.”
Flake said the Republicans should emphasize the booming economy to woo voters because that’s a winning argument.
“I do think that President Trump and Republicans have a strong hand to play with regard to the economy,” Flake said. “The economy is doing well. The jobs report announced today was good. If I were a candidate right now, that’s what I would be running on. Not this fear-mongering.”
U.S. adds 250,000 jobs in October, wage growth breaks 3 percent for first time in nearly a decade https://t.co/bIljjMKQcU
— Jack Furnari (@JackBPR) November 2, 2018
That said, Jeff Flake revealed that he’s supporting many Democrats in the midterms even though he’s a Republican. What a shocker.
Flake conveniently forgot that Barack Obama voiced the same “tone” as President Trump when he was a Senator, as BizPac Review reported.
The media gleefully cheered Obama on when he said this:
“We simply cannot allow people to pour into the United States undetected, undocumented, unchecked, and circumventing the line of people who are waiting patiently, diligently and lawfully to become immigrants into this country.”
Patriots, please vote on November 6. America’s future depends on you.
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