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    GOP Senator Blasts Trump in Retirement Speech

    “Heaven help us.” Those were Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake’s parting words as he announced he won’t seek re-election, challenging his colleagues to stand up to President Donald Trump even as some blamed Flake’s poor polling for his decision to step down. In a scathing 17-minute speech, Flake lashed out at what he called a “flagrant disregard for truth and decency,” and warned the GOP against becoming a “fearful, backward-looking” party. Meanwhile, fellow departing GOP Sen. Bob Corker said Trump — who dismissed the criticism — will be remembered for the “debasement of our nation.”

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