Flake warns pres­i­dent not to fire Ses­sions

The Washington Times Daily - - POLITICS - — Sally Per­sons

Sen. Jeff Flake said Tues­day that Congress will not stand for At­tor­ney Gen­eral Jeff Ses­sions’ ter­mi­na­tion if Pres­i­dent Trump were to make that de­ci­sion.

“We can’t stand for that, and I don’t think Congress will if that hap­pens,” Mr. Flake, Ari­zona Repub­li­can, said on MSNBC.

He also said there were two par­tic­u­larly con­cern­ing mo­ments so far in the Trump pres­i­dency that he said worry him and other con­ser­va­tives about the fu­ture of this pres­i­dency.

“The Comey fir­ing, the tim­ing of it [and the] con­cern that the [at­tor­ney gen­eral] may be fired. That would be a real con­cern. And I’m glad that some con­ser­va­tives are stand­ing up and say­ing that cer­tainly wouldn’t be tol­er­ated on Capi­tol Hill,” Mr. Flake said, re­fer­ring to the fir­ing of for­mer FBI Direc­tor James B. Comey.

Mr. Flake is out with a new book, “Con­science of a Con­ser­va­tive: A Re­jec­tion of De­struc­tive Pol­i­tics and a Re­turn to Prin­ci­ple,” in which he talks about how his party is drift­ing away from its core val­ues.

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