Why GOP Sen. Flake’s anti-Trump speech mattered

In our latest podcast, Cliff Schecter and I dissect why we both believe that GOP Senator Jeff Flake’s anti-Trump speech this week really did matter.

Now, it’s true that Flake has a horrible pro-Trump voting record, but I never expected Flake, a conservative Republican, to become a Democrat. I wanted Flake, and other GOP leaders, to start calling Donald Trump out, and telling the world that he’s unfit for office. And that’s exactly what Flake did.

And while I don’t think Flake’s speech was the final nail in Trump’s political coffin, I also don’t think it was as uneventful as some are saying. I think it mattered. And here’s why:

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