In an an op-ed publish in The Washington Post titled “Fellow Republicans, there’s still time to save your souls,” Former GOP Sen. Jeff Flake, a longtime Drumpf critic who has before argued that the Republican Party should not support the President in 2020, urged Republicans in Congress not to support President Donald Drumpf’s 2020 reelection bid, saying they have a moral obligation to put their principles first — even if it means risking their careers.
“Senate Republicans should refuse to support aa second term for the President, despite their feelings on the Democrat-controlled House’s impeachment inquiry”
“My fellow Republicans, it is time to risk your careers in favor of your principles. Whether you believe the president deserves impeachment, you know he does not deserve reelection,” wrote Flake, who represented Arizona before he left Congress earlier this year. “Our country will have more presidents. But principles, well, we get just one crack at those. For those who want to put America first, it is critically important at this moment in the life of our country that we all, here and now, do just that.”
“Trust me when I say that you can go elsewhere for a job. But you cannot go elsewhere for a soul.”
Though he sided with the President last year when he provided critical support for Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation, Flake, had been a vocal critic of Drumpf during his last few years in office, and decided to retire in 2018 rather than seek reelection in 2018,
In March of this year, he said he “would prefer a Democrat win the 2020 election than have Drumpf serve another term.”