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Should the Republican Party abandon President Trump?

Sen. Jeff Flake unleashed a scathing indictment of President Trump on the Senate floor, comparing the president to Joseph Stalin. Some are asking if the GOP should abandon the president as the Mueller investigation heats up and Trump's approval ratings continue to hit new lows. But many Republicans remain loyal to their volatile leader: Paul Ryan, Steve Scalise, and Mitch McConnell are still staunch allies, and conservatives who break with Trump risk being primaried by loyalists. Should the GOP ditch Trump?

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Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake didn't mince words when he compared President Trump's attacks on the free press to those of Joseph Stalin.

"It is a testament to the condition of our democracy that our own president uses words infamously spoken by Joseph Stalin to describe his enemies. It bears noting that so fraught with malice was the phrase 'enemy of the people,' that even Nikita Khrushchev forbade its use, telling the Soviet Communist Party that the phrase had been introduced by Stalin for the purpose of 'annihilating such individuals' who disagreed with the supreme leader."

Flake went on to call on his fellow Republicans to be allies of the truth, and take a stand against the president.

"The truth takes a stand against a power that would weaken it. The truth needs as many allies as possible, together my colleagues we are powerful together we have it within us to turn back these attacks, right these wrongs, repair this damage and prevent further moral vandalism."
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Despite Flake's powerful words, Republicans in Congress who dare turn on Trump do so at their peril. At least one-third of GOP primary voters identify themselves as “Trump Republicans” with that number reaching 40 percent in some states. Flake is retiring from the Senate, but congressional Republicans who want to keep their jobs may pay a serious price for expressing disloyalty.

Loyalty to Trump has quickly become the most potent issue for the Republican base, according to a dozen candidates and strategists immersed in 2018 races.
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Plenty of conservatives are outraged by the disloyalty of Flake and others, and would happily say good riddance to them all. If it comes to choosing between the Republican Party or Donald Trump, many voters will remain fiercely loyal to the president.

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Others say the only hope for the Republican Party is to follow in Jeff Flake's footsteps and abandon a toxic and unpopular leader.

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Should the Republican Party abandon President Trump?
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