- ‘There may not be a place for a Republican like me in the current party’
- Like Bob Corker, senator will retire at end of term in 2018
Another key Republican critic of Donald Trump announced he was leaving the Senate on Tuesday, stating there was no room for him in the party under the current president’s stewardship.
Jeff Flake of Arizona joins a list of high-profile Republicans who have jumped ship in recent months amid the turmoil of Trump’s presidency. Bob Corker, the chairman of the Senate foreign relations committee, declared his retirement last month and has since been locked in a bitter feud with Trump that reached new heights on Tuesday, hours before Flake’s announcement.