President Joe Biden nominated former Arizona Republican Congressman Jeff Flake to serve as ambassador to Turkey.
The White House announced the nomination in a statement Tuesday and Flake wrote in a blog post that he is grateful for the opportunity and “eager to get to know the extraordinary people of Turkey.”
“If confirmed by the Senate, I will be pleased to join a strong, experienced and capable team representing U.S. interests abroad,” Flake wrote. “Having served in both the U.S. House and Senate, I understand and appreciate the role Congress plays in U.S. foreign policy and I look forward to that partnership.”
In 2017, Flake announced he would not seek re-election in the Senate the following year after 18 years representing Arizona in Congress while alluding to his criticisms of former President Donald Trump stating that “casual undermining of our democratic norms and ideals” must never be regarded as normal.
Flake was also one of three Republicans censured by the Arizona GOP in January as the party suggested he join the Democratic Party after saying he “condemned the Republican Party, rejected populism and rejected the interests of the American people over globalist interests.”
While in Congress Flake served on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and the House Foreign Affairs Committee.
In an April phone call with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, President Joe Biden said he wanted a “constructive bilateral relationship” between the two countries while becoming the first U.S. president in four decades to use the term “genocide” to describe the 1915 slaughter of Armenians by the Ottoman Empire.
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What’s one more flake in the Biden administration? And I’m sure Jeff’s ,ajor qualification is his criticisms of Trump.
“If confirmed by the Senate, I will be pleased to join a strong, experienced and capable team representing U.S. interests abroad,” Flake wrote. “Having served in both the U.S. House and Senate, I understand and appreciate the role Congress plays in U.S. foreign policy and I look forward to that partnership.” A strong, experienced, and capable team—that would be laughable if it weren’t so disgraceful—they’re just painting a large, inviting target across North America. They are playing chicken with people who intend us great harm, so if there is a strong, experienced, and capable element in that bunch—which I seriously doubt—they better step up to the plate and start hitting home runs.
Traditionally, in the game of “chicken” the risk is assumed that a collision might well occur or some consequences will result. An adrenaline rush at the very least.
This game poses no danger of any consequences to any players but We The Taxpayers of America.
It’s the Turkey Flake payoff for pre-election RINO Democrat inspired Trump betrayal and fowl play. Like most political traitor ghosts and poultrygeists, you never see the behind the scenes deals cut that eventually make them turn over in their own gravy for a well basted betrayal and at the next election like most bad Turkeys, is destined to get the stuffing knocked out of him. Why did this Turkey cross over to the Democrats, for the same reason the chicken crossed the road, he belongs on the other side.
GOOD. Get rid of this RINO, and leave him in Turkey permanently.
Drop him from an airplane without a passport’
AND without a parachute.
A turkey gobbler goes to Turkey. Sounds appropriate to me. Good riddance & just hope he doesn’t get us into a war.
Ther is a certain ring of irony in this!
I have no problem with sending him to Turkey, where my problems with this begin is with bringing him back. Now THAT I strongly object to.