In an extensive interview with ABC, outgoing GOP Senator Jeff Flake (AZ) lamented the state of the Republican Party, bluntly stating that crowds at President Donald Trump rallies remind him that his party is dying.
“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 told ABC’s Jonathan Karl.
Flake has been a harsh critic of Trump –who has returned fire at the Arizona Senator — and was unsparing in his assessment of the president’s base which is largely older white men, saying it doesn’t bode well for Republicans in a country that is becoming more diverse every day.
“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,” he continued.
“I do believe if the president is running for reelection, if he continues on the path that he’s on, that that’s going to leave a huge swath of voters looking for something else, who are unwilling to go where the president’s going unless he changes course,” Flake added.
You can watch the video below via ABC: