Jeff Flake finally tells us what he really thinks about Donald Trump and the direction of the Republican Party

The principles that underlie our politics, the values of our founding, are too vital to our identity and to our survival to allow them to be compromised by the requirements of politics because politics can make us silent when we should speak and silence can equal complicity. I have children and grandchildren to answer to.

— Retiring Republican Senator Jeff Flake of Arizona, delivering a noteworthy speech on the floor of the United States Senate today.