Former Arizona Senator Jeff Flake (R), of the infamous Senate ‘Gang of 8’ immigration reform bill of 2013, has joined the group of “NeverTrump” Republicans that are now supporting Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden over President Donald Trump.
“Fellow Republicans, there’s still time to save your souls,”stated Flake a past op-ed he wrote.
“My fellow Republicans, it is time to risk your careers in favor of your principles. Whether you believe the president deserves impeachment, you know he does not deserve reelection,” wrote Flake.
“Our country will have more presidents. But principles, well, we get just one crack at those. For those who want to put America first, it is critically important at this moment in the life of our country that we all, here and now, do just that.”
Team Biden and national Democrats like Florida Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D) are praising Flake and those of the former Republican members of Congress who oppose Trump.
“I served with Congressman Dent, and consider him a friend. We worked together in Congress to ensure that our veterans have the resources they deserve. I have immense respect for his opinion and his courage to voice it,” stated Rep. Wasserman Schultz
Some others on the list had already backed the former vice president, including former Republican Sens. Gordon Humphrey of New Hampshire (who is now an independent) and John Warner of Virginia. They’re joined by a number of former Republican House members:
Former Sens. Gordon Humphrey and John Warner, along with Reps. Steve Bartlett of Texas, Bill Clinger of Pennsylvania, Tom Coleman of Missouri, Charlie Dent of Pennsylvania, Charles Djou of Hawaii, Mickey Edwards of Oklahoma, Wayne Gilchrest of Maryland, Jim Greenwood of Pennsylvania, Bob Inglis of South Carolina, Jim Kolbe of Arizona, Steve Kuykendall of California, Ray LaHood of Illinois (who served as Transportation secretary in the Obama administration), Jim Leach of Iowa, Connie Morella of Maryland, Mike Parker of Mississippi, Jack Quinn of New York, Claudine Schneider of Rhode Island, Chris Shays of Connecticut, Peter Smith of Vermont, Alan Steelman of Texas, Bill Whitehurst of Virginia, Dick Zimmer of New Jersey, and Jim Walsh of New York, make up the “NeverTrumper” group.