Jeff Flake is throwing in the towel. In his mind, the climate in Washington DC has become too uncivil, and instead of staying and fighting for his cause, he has announced that he will not run for reelection in 2018.
Even though both Jeff and Tim disagree with President Trump on many issues, only Tim is willing to stick it out. If you have a platform and are in a position to speak out against something you don’t agree with, don’t give that up!
However, when we look at recent polling data from Arizona, we find the real reason why Flake isn’t running for reelection. He’s going to lose! Rather than lose an election, he’s just going to quit and hope that a Republican will replace him. It’s politics – not principle!