Mesa Republicans are asking just who is the idiot after Mesa Mayor John Giles and Sen. Jeff Flake were caught on a hot mic bashing the Republican Party, Roy Moore, and President Donald Trump. Flake, who opted not to run for re-election due to his sinking popularity, is a harsh critic of the Party that has rejected him.
“…[if we] become the party of Roy Moore and Donald Trump, we are toast,” Flake said.
“And I am not throwing smoke at you, but you are the guy,” Giles responded. “Just for fun, think about how much fun it would be, just to be the foil, you know, and point out what an idiot this guy [Trump] is.”
According to ABC15, the “camera began to roll mid-sentence, and Flake’s office told us the senator used the word “if we” before our cameras started.
The video does not prove this either way, but the original version of this story did not include Flake’s recollection.”
“Giles didn’t mention Trump by name, but he was apparently remarking about the president,” reported ABC15. “Giles’ office did not dispute the intent of the comment when specifically asked by ABC15.”
Because of his growing unpopularity, Flake now only appears at tightly controlled events. On Friday, Flake appeared before employees at GECO, an aerospace company.