90 Miles From Tyranny : Jeffrey Toobin rips ’98lb weakling Jeff Flake’ over anti-Trump stunt: ‘McConnell will squash him like a bug’

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Thursday, November 15, 2018

Jeffrey Toobin rips ’98lb weakling Jeff Flake’ over anti-Trump stunt: ‘McConnell will squash him like a bug’

Senator Jeff Flake is apparently not impressing anyone with his threat to oppose President Trump’s judicial nominees until the Senate takes up legislation to protect Robert Mueller.

The outgoing Arizona Republican was blocked by Majority Leader Mitch McConnell from bringing the legislation before the Senate for a vote, The Hill reported.

CNN legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin slammed the “98-pound weakling named Jeff Flake” who is all talk and little else, telling a CNN panel Wednesday that the retiring senator’s threats are without merit.
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“Is there anything more empty in American politics than a threat from Jeff Flake, who has made his entire career by folding every time Mitch McConnell breathes hard?” Toobin asked on “The Situation Room.”

I have informed the Majority Leader that I will not vote to advance any of the 21 judicial nominees pending in the Judiciary Committee, or vote to confirm the 32 judges awaiting action on the floor, until the Mueller protection bill is brought to the full Senate for a vote.

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“Mitch McConnell is going to squash Jeff Flake like a bug, as he always does. And the idea that Jeff Flake is going to hold up anything to protect Robert Mueller is, in my opinion, absurd,” Toobin continued.

“Mitch McConnell has said we don’t need a law to protect Robert Mueller, and that means there’s not going to be a law to protect Robert Mueller. I mean, Mitch McConnell is in charge,” he added. “Jeff Flake is wandering off into the darkness these last few days as a senator. I mean, this is not a fair fight. Mitch McConnell and a 98-pound weakling named Jeff Flake is just not––you know, that is not going to happen.”

Toobin noted that this will mean the administration will “have a free hand to do with Mueller what they will. And we’ll see what happens.”

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