Jeff Flake on Trump: We Can’t Support a Nominee Who Will Set Us Back on Major Issues

‘There will also be consequences if we support a nominee who continues to take positions that simply are inconsistent with the party’s’

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DICKERSON: "Give us a sense of what’s happening in the Republican Party right now. Is this just a little internal difficulty? Or is the Republican Party facing a real choice here in your view?"
FLAKE: "This is a real choice. This is a big deal. We obviously want to support the nominee. And there will be a problem if we don’t. If we don’t have a unified party going into this election, it will have consequences. But there will also be consequences if we support a nominee who continues to take positions that simply are inconsistent with the party’s position over time. We cannot support somebody who would take us back on some of these issues. We can’t support a candidate, for example, who will do to the Hispanic what has been done to the African American vote for Republicans going forward. We can’t afford to do that as a party. And unless Mr. Trump changes some of his positions, we fear that that’s where we’ll be."

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