One hope Dems had at stopping President Donald Trump from naming a new SCOUTS justice before the midterms was Sen. Jeff Flake who has said previously that he would hold up Trump’s judicial picks in order to get a vote on limiting presidential power on tariffs.
Well, that dream died earlier today when Sen. Flake clarified that he would not hold up a vote on a SCOTUS nominee:
— Dan Nowicki (@dannowicki) June 28, 2018
Amazing. This will own the libs, for a generation.
Needless to say, they’re mighty pissed over it:
Surprise! Flake was just kidding about that integrity legacy thing. https://t.co/t4y2y2uIKQ
— Sarah Reese Jones (@PoliticusSarah) June 28, 2018
No one folds faster https://t.co/IDXe4Uhcti
— Dan Pfeiffer (@danpfeiffer) June 28, 2018
— Tommy Vietor (@TVietor08) June 28, 2018
That was…. Quick https://t.co/ht7AX8CtMr
— Sam Stein (@samstein) June 28, 2018
jeff flake would be a very good boy in the vichy france regime https://t.co/zhKtG2HhAH
— Oliver Willis (@owillis) June 28, 2018
A 180 from what he said just a few days ago. https://t.co/r0ntb9375G
— Ray Steele (@RaySteeleRTV6) June 28, 2018
Exit question: Will MSNBC or CNN hire him after ensuring a conservative majority on the Supreme Court for decades?
Flake met with MSNBC president Phil Griffin Monday; and on Tuesday, he met with rival network CNN’s chief Jeff Zucker. When asked about the meetings by The Daily Beast he didn't confirm or deny: “That’s down the road—that’s six months,” he laughed https://t.co/4V0AN0c2cc
— The Daily Beast (@thedailybeast) June 28, 2018