Former Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) received harsh criticism on Friday after attacking former President Jimmy Carter.
Carter had questioned the legitimacy of Donald Trump's administration after the document election interference by Russia.
"This is an awful thing for one American President to say about another," Flake lectured.
"Argue that he shouldn't be reelected, sure, but don't say that he wasn't legitimately elected," he added.
Flake received immediate backlash for his remarks.
Here is some of what people were saying.
@JeffFlake What's awful is we all know Carter is right and yet you continue to enable Putin.— Cheri Jacobus (@Cheri Jacobus)1561760361.0
@JeffFlake Real Presidents don’t like illegitimate ones.— alex oddie (@alex oddie)1561760464.0
@AnitherSpace @CheriJacobus @JeffFlake Apparently not. Shall we ask if Flake saw that traitorous display with Putin… https://t.co/WqQu7dYOqX— Deb Mc 🇺🇸 😷 🐘 🐈 🎄 (@Deb Mc 🇺🇸 😷 🐘 🐈 🎄)1561760530.0
@JeffFlake give me a break. He's right.— Jodi Jacobson 🩸🦷 #BlackLivesMatter (@Jodi Jacobson 🩸🦷 #BlackLivesMatter)1561760749.0
@JeffFlake Have you read the Mueller report? Did you see the Mueller press conf? Will you be watching when Mueller… https://t.co/gZxYKcdxAd— Shannon Angel (@Shannon Angel)1561760637.0
@JeffFlake Jimmy Carter is not now, nor has ever been, a liar. He’s earned the right to speak out against evil in a… https://t.co/m15ajkQGtU— Maureen We Won! Making America Greater 🇺🇸 (@Maureen We Won! Making America Greater 🇺🇸)1561761202.0
@JeffFlake He can say whatever he damn well pleases - especially when it's the truth. You're not fit to speak his name.— K Fernholz (@K Fernholz)1561760500.0
@JeffFlake Really? That's what's awful? That's laughable.— Holly B 🌊 (@Holly B 🌊)1561760627.0
@JeffFlake You’ve just asked President Carter to keep silent and pretend he believes something he knows isn’t true.… https://t.co/UX8RcsQrAL— #MommyJones (@#MommyJones)1561760902.0
@JeffFlake Thanks for reminding us why nobody likes you.— Paul 👻 (@Paul 👻)1561760848.0
@JeffFlake Except it's true.— Lindy (@Lindy)1561760241.0
@JeffFlake Jimmy Carter has principles and morals unlike the man in the WH.— Trish Lynn (@Trish Lynn)1561760451.0
@JeffFlake Speaking the truth is an awful thing for an American President to do? M’kay....— Eliza (@ 🏡😷💙) (@Eliza (@ 🏡😷💙))1561760568.0
@JeffFlake Just here for the well deserved ratio. You’re even more useless as a civilian than you were in the Sen… https://t.co/AtFDVDaCp2— Tori Barron (@Tori Barron)1561760441.0
@JeffFlake Not everyone likes you Jeff. Hell, I don't. but if Jimmy Carter, a former President wants to tell it l… https://t.co/OLOYpQ5bEM— SaysDana 💛 (@SaysDana 💛)1561761802.0
@JeffFlake STFU flip flopper— leeleeb50VoteBlueNoMatterWho🌊🌊🌊 (@leeleeb50VoteBlueNoMatterWho🌊🌊🌊)1561761710.0
@JeffFlake Shut your pie hole— Brooke Binkowski (@Brooke Binkowski)1561760952.0
@JeffFlake How dare you criticize Jimmy Carter. Trump is an illegitimate president.— Barbara Hyde (@Barbara Hyde)1561760557.0
@JeffFlake Carter is a brilliant man; you, not so much.— C. Redhead Extraordinaire 🍀🏉💚 (@C. Redhead Extraordinaire 🍀🏉💚)1561760596.0
@JeffFlake where’s the lie?— SmallStories (@SmallStories)1561760236.0
@JeffFlake Flake the flip-flop Flake. Carter was simply stating the obvious.— Ariane Bellamar (@Ariane Bellamar)1561760339.0
@JeffFlake Go fuck yourself you former shitty senator and don’t you talk about Jimmy.— Tony Posnanski (@Tony Posnanski)1561760300.0
Well, if you don't want people to question Trump's legitimacy, maybe you should have done something to secure our d… https://t.co/2fL82xEBhh— Stonekettle (@Stonekettle)1561762071.0
Awful that it's necessary? Yeah. https://t.co/Kt31KvtW1X— Schooley (@Schooley)1561761968.0
But it's okay for a presidential candidate to birther-speak about Pres. Obama. Got it. https://t.co/SBhUlC0aHe— Laffy (@Laffy)1561760230.0