Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) hit the Republican Party on Thursday for its support of President Trump, saying the party may not deserve to lead.
“If we are going to cloister ourselves in the alternative truth of an erratic leader if we are going to refuse to live in a world that everyone else lives in … then my party might not deserve to lead,” Flake said in an address at the National Press Club, according to CNN.
“There is no damage like the damage that a president can do,” he continued.
“If one voice can do such profound damage to our values and to our civic life,” he said, “then one voice can also repair the damage, one voice can call us to a higher idea of America, one voice can act as a beacon to help us find ourselves once again after this terrible fever breaks — and it will break.”
Flake went on to say that the GOP has abandoned its principles and beliefs under the president.