CNN analyst rips Jeff Flake: 'Is there anything more empty in American politics than a threat from Jeff Flake?'
Sen. Jeff Flake on ABC

On Tuesday, outgoing Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) said that he would block President Donald Trump's judicial nominees. However, CNN's legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin said that Flake's threat carried little weight.


"Is there anything more empty in American politics than a threat from Jeff Flake?" Toobin told CNN's Wolf Blitzer on Tuesday.

"[He] has made his entire career by folding every time Mitch McConnell breathes hard. I mean, Mitch McConnell is going to squash Jeff Flake like a bug, as he always does. The idea that Jeff Flake is going to hold up anything to protect Robert Mueller is absurd."

Watch Toobin's interview below via CNN.