Sen. Jeff Flake condemns President Trump’s attacks on media

Senator Jeff Flake remarks on Senate floor condemning President Trump’s attacks on the media. Senator Flake begins his remarks saying, “Near the beginning of the document that made us free, our Declaration of Independence, Thomas Jefferson wrote “we hold these truths to be self-evident”. So, from the very beginning, our freedom has been predicated on the truth.”

Also in his remarks, “We are told via twitter that today the president intends to announce his choice for the “most corrupt and dishonest” media awards. It beggars belief that an American president would engage in such a spectacle. But here we are. And so, 2018 must be the year in which the truth takes a stand against power that would weaken it. In this effort the choice is quite simple. And in this effort, the truth needs as many allies as possible.”

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