Jeff Flake is a U.S. Senator from the state of Arizona. That should tell you all about how clueless he is, given that Arizona keeps reelecting John McCain every time his term is up.
Jeff Flake doesn't want to change the Senate's rules for ending a filibuster. From Newsmax: "President Donald Trump is wrong for wanting to change the Senate rules to eliminate the 60-vote threshold for most legislation, Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., told Monday's "CBS This Morning."
"That would be a big mistake," Flake said, because "We are at our best in the Senate when we work across the aisle."
Really, Jeff? And just when has any one of you tried to "work across the aisle" in the Senate? More importantly, when has anyone on the Democrat side of the aisle tried to "work across the aisle" with Republicans?
For the last 20 years, the answer is - NEVER.
The Senate used to be known as the world's greatest deliberative body, but that was back when Senators weren't anything more than glorified Congressmen (or women). Used to be that Senators were appointed by their respective states (either by the governor or their local legislators) for the purpose of representing their state's interests, while representatives were elected to represent the people's individual interests. It allowed the Senate to be a more deliberative body, because their interests were broader and Senators didn't have to pander to the masses as Congressmen do.
But sorry, Jeff; being a Senator doesn't mean what it used to mean, because you're no different than what you used to be - just a glorified representative bowing and scraping to the people you need to vote for you.
So get over yourself, change the rules and start getting things done, because your colleagues across the aisle have no intention of working with you, since THEIR constituents own them just as much as yours do you.
The Senate is no longer the Senate, so the filibuster must die.
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