TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - On Tuesday, Oct. 24, Arizona Senator Jeff Flake announced he will not run again in 2018.
Flake, an outspoken critic of President Donald Trump, delivered a forceful condemnation of the "flagrant disregard of truth and decency" and bemoaning political complicity in a Senate speech clearly directed at the president.
Speaking to a rapt audience of other senators, the first-term Arizona lawmaker spelled out his frustration and disappointment in a floor speech before relaying the news that he would not be on the ballot in 2018.
Read more about the political response to Flake speech HERE. Flake's full statement can be found below.