Jeff Flake destroyed online after lashing out at Jimmy Carter to defend the legitimacy of the Trump administration
Sen. Jeff Flake on ABC

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.