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Wed Jul 11, 2018, 07:04 PM

Flake drops opposition to Trump's judges after tariff votes

Source: The Hill


BY JORDAIN CARNEY - 07/11/18 06:50 PM EDT

GOP Sen. Jeff Flake (Ariz.) is dropping his automatic opposition to President Trump's circuit court nominees after the Senate took a symbolic shot at the president's tariff authority.

Flake, a frequent Trump critic who is retiring after this Congress, had been automatically voting no on nominees for the appeals court — effectively stalling any controversial picks — in an effort to leverage the chamber's narrow margin and force GOP leadership to hold a tariff vote.

Flake confirmed Wednesday that he would stop opposing the judges after the Senate voted on a symbolic measure on Trump’s protectionist trade policies.

"That always the deal. Get a vote and it's dropped," he told The Hill.

Read more: http://thehill.com/homenews/senate/396596-flake-drops-opposition-to-trumps-judges-after-tariff-votes

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Reply Flake drops opposition to Trump's judges after tariff votes (Original post)
Judi Lynn Wednesday OP
Raster Wednesday #1
saidsimplesimon Wednesday #2
jayschool2013 Wednesday #3
onecaliberal Wednesday #4
bucolic_frolic Wednesday #5
Freethinker65 Wednesday #6
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Wellstone ruled Wednesday #10
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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 07:06 PM

1. Senator Flakey* strikes again.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 07:07 PM

2. He is a flake.

The new crop running on the red side are even worse, imo.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 07:09 PM

3. Alternative Headline: Trump grabs another pussy.

Film at 11.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 07:10 PM

4. IDGAF what any of the fake ass threats are. Evil republicans line up and vote against America.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 07:10 PM

5. Wimp out

all the strength and fortitude of an underwater flapjack

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 07:23 PM

6. So much for integrity

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 07:35 PM

7. Trading lifetime Article III appointments for a non-binding sense of the body

He's a real strategic genius, that Flake.

Maybe he can make another heartfelt speech about the Republic, or tweet some strongly worded tweets. What a phony.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 07:44 PM

8. So, who saw this coming?..... Pretty much everyone on this forum.... nt

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 07:47 PM

9. Symbols don't do much for the price of corn.

But you're out of here anyhow, Flake.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 08:35 PM

10. Jeff Flake is hard core

Right Wing Rethug. Anyone who thinks for one minute he will oppose Trump,ain't going to happen.

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Response to Wellstone ruled (Reply #10)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 10:01 PM

11. He always has been

I watched him for years when he was in the House and participated in budget & appropriations debates... and he was always consistent at targeting "pork" (earmarks) spending. Literally was there at every instance the subject came up. But he always voted with his party. Always.

A leopard never changes its spots.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #11)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 10:15 PM

12. Like you,have followed this Guy

a bit. Knowing his personal back ground,always found it amusing when someone things he will support a non Rethug ideal. He will always vote the way Temple Square tells him to do.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 11:52 PM

13. He is spineless ...........a human being begging him..................


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