Flaky Flake makes a nuisance of himself again
He has always hated Trump and wants to protect Mueller from action by Trump. Thank goodness he is out in a couple of weeks.
He has no leverage anyway. The Senate is in GOP hands for the next two years so he doesn't matter. And it would be a grave mistake to let one man rule the roost the way he wants to. Do that once and others would soon follow. There would be a bedlam of competing special positions
It reminds me of the doings in Austria's Abgeordnetenhaus (lower house of Parliament) in the early years of the 20th century. Many of the deputies had strongly held personal views that they would not compromise on, so almost no new laws would get through it. There was such dissatisfaction with the situation that some deputies would ring bells and sound horns in response to things they disagreed with. It was chaos. It was so disorderly that citizens would sit in on its sessions for entertainment.
One of those sitters was the young Adolf Hitler. He ensured that nothing like that happened once he took charge
The head of the Senate Judiciary Committee canceled votes on nearly two dozen of President Trump’s judicial nominees.
The move Wednesday evening by Sen. Charles Grassley, Iowa Republican, resulted from a standoff in the panel caused by the refusal of Republican Sen. Jeff Flake of Arizona to vote for any judicial picks.
Mr. Flake has said he will oppose all judge nominations unless a bill to protect special counsel Robert Mueller gets a floor vote. An effort to force one failed Wednesday.
As a result, the committee’s Thursday business meeting was canceled.