Flake: Republican Party Is on Trial with Trump

“This president won’t be there forever. He’ll either be gone by this time next year or four years from now. Then what happens to the Republican Party? My fear is people out there know that, even if this is not an impeachable offense, that the president did something wrong, and for Republicans to maintain that he didn’t is just wrong, and this has long-term ramifications for the party if we act as if we are just devoted to the president no matter what, and this cult of personality that we’ve seen, we certainly saw it in the House.”

CBS News that the Republicans’ “cult of personality” around President Trump will hurt the party even after the president leaves office.

Flake: Trump Has ‘Debased’ the Presidency

“Our presidency has been debased by a figure who has a seemingly bottomless appetite for destruction and division and only a passing familiarity with how the Constitution works. And our Article I branch of government, the Congress is utterly supine in the face of the moral vandalism that flows from the White House daily.”

— Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ), quoted by the Daily Beast, in an advanced copy of the commencement address for Harvard School of Law.