Former GOP Sen. Jeff Flake thinks the future is not with Trumpism. Which is why he fought it out and resisted Arizona Republican efforts to unseat him in 2018.
Oh, wait, he did not do that. He retired.
According to the Washington Examiner:
Former Sen. Jeff Flake argued that President Trump losing reelection would be better for the country and the Republican Party than if he wins.
The Arizona Republican, who publicly feuded with the president during their overlapping time in office, explained his belief that a “sound defeat” of Trump would “no doubt” be more beneficial to the United States, the GOP, and “for conservativism” in the “long term” in a Washington Post interview published Tuesday.
“This won’t be the first time I’ve voted for a Democrat — though not for president [before]. Last time I voted for a third-party candidate. But I will not vote for Donald Trump,” he explained. “But, listen, we have a good system. The pendulum swings when one party takes it too far. We’ll be ourselves again. So it’s not a pox on all your houses. I’m not trying to burn the place down or anything else. I think we’ll be back.”