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Republican Senator Jeff Flake Compares Trump To Stalin In Speech About Free Press

Republican Senator Jeff Flake Compares Trump To Stalin In Speech About Free Press
Updated 4 months ago

Republican Senator Jeff Flake from Arizona delivered a stirring speech on the Senate floor that took direct aim at Donald Trump. The Senator took issue with Trump's repeated attacks on the media and referring to any outlet that doesn't sing his praises and "fake News." At one point saying:

  "Mr. President, it is a testament to the condition of our democracy that our own president uses words infamously spoken by Josef Stalin to describe his enemies." 

You can read the start of the speech below. 

  "Mr. President, 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 our very beginnings, our freedom has been predicated on truth. The founders were visionary in this regard, understanding well that good faith and shared facts between the governed and the government would be the very basis of this ongoing idea of America." 

As the distinguished former member of this body, Daniel Patrick Moynihan of New York, famously said: "Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not to his own facts." During the past year, I am alarmed to say that Senator Moynihan's proposition has likely been tested more severely than at any time in our history." 
 "It is for that reason that I rise today, to talk about the truth, and its relationship to democracy. For without truth, and a principled fidelity to truth and to shared facts, Mr. President, our democracy will not last. "

To continue reading the remainder of the speech, go to CNN.

Senator Flake is being praised by politicians, those in the media and America's citizens. 

But many were saying that words were not enough. 

Well one thing is for sure, Flake certainly knows how to stir the pot. What the outcome will be, we'll have to wait and see. 

H/T: Twitter, CNN