Calling President Trump’s immigration rhetoric “bothersome” and warning that the nation is in “crisis,” Republican Sen. Jeff Flake on Sunday again called for a primary challenger to take on the president in 2020.
Speaking to ABC’s “This Week,” Flake, R-Ariz., who has announced that he will retire in January, said Democrats won’t work with Republicans on immigration if Trump keeps deriding them.
“They are on record supporting significant border control,” Flake said, referring to congressional Democrats. “And so, when the president says that and calls them ‘clowns’ and ‘losers,’ how does he expect the Democrats to sit down and work with Republicans on these issues?”
“Words matter, what the president says matters, and he ought to knock that off,” Flake, a frequent Trump critic, added.
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