‘I will not be complicit.’ Jeff Flake’s retirement speech, annotated


The Washington Post has the article and the video ‘I will not be complicit.’ Jeff Flake’s retirement speech, annotated

When we remain silent and fail to act when we know that that silence and inaction is the wrong thing to do – because of political considerations, because we might make enemies, because we might alienate the base, because we might provoke a primary challenge, because ad infinitum, ad nauseum – when we succumb to those considerations in spite of what should be greater considerations and imperatives in defense of the institutions of our liberty, then we dishonor our principles and forsake our obligations. Those things are far more important than politics.


An honest address by a Republican.

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