Where does a former Republican senator go after his repeated failed efforts to target President Trump end in humiliation and disgrace? A desert island sounds about right.
Former Arizona Senator Jeff Flake is taking eight executives to a desert island, equipped with little more than a water purifier and fishing spears.
Flake has been traveling to a deserted island in the Marshall Islands since 2010, and this year he is taking Podium CEO Eric Rea and seven other executives with him.
Podium will establish a free educational coding academy for the local community on the nearby Ebeye Island, the press release states.
This entire story is bizarre enough that I would have normally assumed that it was a parody. But Flake’s entire routine defies parody.
Former Republican Sen. Jeff Flake would prefer a Democrat win the 2020 election than have President Donald Trump serve a second term, saying that “four years is difficult enough to unravel some of the damage” done internationally by the administration.
Time for a trip to a desert island. But it wouldn’t be Flake without Democrats and global warming.
His third trip sought to “prove Democrats and Republicans can get along,” he said. He went with Democratic Sen. Martin Heinrich of New Mexico. The trip was documented by the Discovery Channel for a program called “Rival Survival.”
Which, of course, no one watched or heard of. But it was nice to see America’s least hardworking politicians on the job.
The trips to the Marshall Islands gave Flake a way to truly escape from his life as a member of Congress, he said.
Now he can truly escape.