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Flake: Trump Rallies the 'Spasms of a Dying Party'

Flake: Trump Rallies the 'Spasms of a Dying Party'
Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) speaks with reporters after a vote at the U.S. Capitol, May 9, 2016, in Washington, DC. (Drew Angerer/Getty Image)

By    |   Sunday, 24 December 2017 10:34 AM EST

Retiring Sen. Jeff Flake on Sunday warned that the GOP risks losing majority control in Congress, pointing to rallies for President Donald Trump and some other Republicans as “spasms of a dying party.”

In remarks on ABC News’ “This Week,” the Arizona Republican decried the support of former White House strategist Steve Bannon for losing GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore in Alabama — calling it a “push” from an “ultra-nationalist, ethno-nationalist, protectionist kind of element of the party.”

"When you look at some of the audiences cheering for Republicans, sometimes, you look out there and you say, 'those are the spasms of a dying party,' " Flake said on ABC's "This Week."

"When you look at the lack of diversity, sometimes, and it depends on where you are, obviously, but by and large, we're appealing to older white men and there are just a limited number of them, and anger and resentment are not a governing philosophy.”

“So you have to actually govern and do something, and sooner or later the voters will figure out, I think they are and have, that we've gotta have something else,” he said.

Flake refused to back Moore, instead writing a $100 check to Democrat Doug Jone, writing "Country over Party" in the memo line.

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Retiring Sen. Jeff Flake on Sunday warned that the GOP risks losing majority control in Congress, pointing to rallies for President Donald Trump and some other Republicans as "spasms of a dying party."
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