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How Can We Start Not Missing Jeff Flake If He Won’t Go Away

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America’s self-appointed moral sage makes a courageous statement about the domestic terrorism directed at the people the Wingnut Industrial Complex has turned into hate objects:

In Trump’s America, the parody becomes the thing the Republican actually says well before the close of business.

But don’t worry, he can still Furrow His Brows about things he is personally responsible for:

Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake admits he had doubts about the testimony of newly-confirmed Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.

But he didn’t let that stop him from voting for him anyway, Flake admitted on “The View” on Tuesday.

The retiring Republican senator added that hearing from the Kavanaugh protesters who confronted him prior to the vote influenced his decision to ask for a delay allowing the FBI to investigate the sexual misconduct allegations against Kavanaugh.

“I felt for them,” Flake said of the two women protesters who confronted him in a Senate elevator. “You could tell that it was genuine, and I just want them to know we hear them.”

Flake ended up voting to confirm Kavanaugh even though he admitted on the show that he still isn’t sure if Christine Blasey Ford, the woman who accused the then-nominee of sexual assault, was telling the truth during her testimony.

“You know, she was very compelling; he was very persuasive,” Flake said. “I don’t know, I don’t know. I wish I had the certitude that some of my colleagues expressed, but I said on the floor before that hearing, we’re likely to leave the hearing with as much doubt as certainty, and that’s how I felt afterwards.”

Even John McCain, the most overrated public figure in the history of Arizona until this hump came along, actually had to vote against the party leadership a few times to get his maverick reputation. Jeff Flake has earned himself a lifetime of Sunday talk show appearances despite being a robotic party-liner who did literally nothing to constrain Trump. Be good at the superficial discourse of civility and the media will forgive you anything if you’re a conservative white guy in a suit.

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