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27 July 2017
AZ Senator Jeff Flake Spends A Lot of Time in Utah
The Atlantic profiles Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake and his 'gamble' of decency
Published: July 27, 2017 6:00 a.m.
Updated: 11 hours ago
Perhaps trying to give a leg up out-of-the-quagmire to favorite anointed son of the faith, Jeff Flake,
this article from Deseret News
today connected with a profile piece from progressive publication The Atlantic pulling out one quote:
“Flake seems as if he has just landed in a time machine from some bygone era of polite disagreement,”
The Atlantic reported.
Jeff Flake’s Gamble
The Arizona Republican is betting his Senate seat on the political appeal of decency—but can that pay off in Trump’s America?
Mormon News Report: 7 July 2017
Flake was the keynote speaker for the Religious Freedom Annual Review, a two-day conference sponsored by BYU's International Center for Law and Religion Studies. The event, which continues Friday at the BYU Conference Center, features speakers, panels and workshops related to religious liberty.
Brett Scharffs, director of the law and religion studies center, said religious freedom is a central component of the LDS
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from the last few months have shined a spotlight on Flake’s re-election run since the BYU grad spoke out against President Donald Trump.
According to The Hill
, Flake called Trump’s initial travel ban “unacceptable.”
So much so that Trump mulled over the idea of spending $10 million in support of one of Flake’s opponents in the 2018 race,
according to the Deseret News.
told The Washington Post
that he embraces the forthcoming challenge.
“If I wanted an easier path through the primary, then I would line up more with where the president is,” he said. “But I think if you’re an elected official, you’ve got to do what you know what’s right. It’ll be a tougher path than I could have had, would have had, but I think I’ll get there.”
After a decade and a half in Congress, he has come to believe that the defining story of his time in Washington is one of goodwill gutted and cynicism weaponized, culminating with the election of Donald Trump.
Flake was raised on a cattle ranch in Arizona, in a giant Mormon family—an upbringing that he says influenced both his political style and his outlook, particularly on immigration.
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