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With Flake, Corker’s criticism of Trump, what’s next for the GOP




Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) and his wife Cheryl Flake leave the U.S. Capitol as they are trailed by reporters, October 24, 2017 in Washington, DC. Flake announced that he will not be seeking re-election and he will leave the Senate after his term ends in 14 months.
Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) and his wife Cheryl Flake leave the U.S. Capitol as they are trailed by reporters, October 24, 2017 in Washington, DC. Flake announced that he will not be seeking re-election and he will leave the Senate after his term ends in 14 months.
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Arizona Senator Jeff Flake announced his retirement on Tuesday and gave a speech on the Senate floor denouncing the direction of the GOP under President Trump.

The Republican Senator’s speech didn’t pull any punches, and in one remark stated, “It is time for our complicity and our accommodation of the unacceptable to end.”

Yet Flake isn’t the only Republican speaking out against the president. Sen. Bob Corker (Tenn.), who is also retiring, said on the record that Trump is “debasing our nation.” Trump dismissed Flake and Corker’s criticisms, tweeting that the reason the two are retiring is because they have “zero chance of being elected.”

With growing friction among those in the GOP, what’s next for the party? Larry speaks to reporters today to find out more.

Guests:

Laura Litvan, congressional reporter for Bloomberg News; she tweets @LauraLitvan

Christopher Conover, political reporter and producer for Arizona Public Media; he’s been following the story; he’s been following the story