Where ya been, Senator?  Great speech but why now?  Just a couple of questions we’re asking about Jeff Flake’s slam-sermon against Donald Trump. Regardless of what you think about Sen. Flake–he has voted consistently with Donald Trump’s agenda–what he did this morning on the floor of the Senate is worth listening to, and commending.  Take 15 minutes from your day to hear what he thinks about truth in the era of Trump and the complacency of his Republican colleagues.  Some key quotes:

“No longer can we compound attacks on truth with our silent acquiescence. No longer can we turn a blind eye or a deaf ear to these assaults on our institutions.” 

“An American president who cannot take criticism — who must constantly deflect and distort and distract — who must find someone else to blame — is charting a very dangerous path. And a Congress that fails to act as a check on the President adds to the danger.”

“For without truth, and a principled fidelity to truth and to shared facts, Mr. President, our democracy will not last.”