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Mr. President, I rise today to address a matter that has been much on my mind, at a moment when it seems that our democracy is more defined by our discord and our dysfunction than it is by our values and our principles. Let me begin by noting a somewhat obvious point that these offices that we hold are not ours to hold indefinitely. We are not here simply to mark time. Sustained incumbency is certainly not the point of seeking office. And there are times when we must risk our careers in favor of our principles.
Now is such a time.
It must also be said that I rise today with no small measure of regret. Regret, because of the state of our disunion, regret because of the disrepair and destructiveness of our politics, regret because of the indecency of our discourse, regret because of the coarseness of our leadership, regret for the compromise of our moral authority, and by our – all of our – complicity in this alarming and dangerous state of affairs. It is time for our complicity and our accommodation of the unacceptable to end....
originally posted by: Bluntone22
a reply to: kosmicjack
Dumb ass republicans like this guy don't seem to realize that trump is a direct result of their complete lack of leadership over the last decade.
true Republican philosophy and conservative values
The notion that one should stay silent as the norms and values that keep America strong are undermined and as the alliances and agreements that ensure the stability of the entire world are routinely threatened by the level of thought that goes into 140 characters — the notion that one should say and do nothing in the face of such mercurial behavior is ahistoric and, I believe, profoundly misguided.
originally posted by: ketsuko
And conspiracy theory:
This is how the Republicans plan to lose the Senate.
this man sounds like a true leader and a man of integrity, both of which, leadership and integrity, Trump sorely lacks. I can see it now - Trump's 6th grade response, via twitter of course - "Flakey Jeff Flake can't take it and is quitting" What the hell kind of nation are we living in now.