Republican Sen. Jeff Flake has been busy attacking President Trump but recently turned his aim at his party saying that they need to be “more welcoming” on immigration.
Flake issued his statements during an interview with CNN’s ‘The Situation Room’ after Wolf Blitzer asked, “has your party left you?” The question was a flashback to when former President Ronald Reagan used the same line to describe his leaving the Democratic party.
Unlike Reagan, however, Flake reiterated his support for the GOP. He then went on to add that he was “concerned lately [by] populism” and belittled Trump’s election win saying that the politics that led to his victory were “not a real governing philosophy.”
Flake diverged from his attack on Republicans long enough to point out the problem the country is having with Globalism:
“We have globalized as a world. Certainly, it’s happened, and the question is do we latch onto it and harness it, or are we left behind by it?”
Flake continued back on the Immigration issue:
“The immigration package put forward last week I think is in the wrong direction… cutting legal immigration in half is not the right direction we need to go as a country.”
Flake made his comments because of the recent RAISE Act that was brought forward by Senators Tom Cotton and David Perdue. According to the White House, “[The] bill will create a merit-based immigration system that protects our workers, our taxpayers, and our economy.”
Flake may be voicing his opinion honestly, but it sure isn’t going to get him to win anything else. With his current strands of attacks on the President and his party, his approval rating has dropped to 18 percent in Arizona.