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Sen. Flake: "Mr. President, I will not be complicit or silent."

During his speech on the Senate floor, Senator Jeff Flake declared that the values of this country should not compromised by the requirements of politics. He stated that on behalf of his children and grandchildren, he would not become silent or complicit.

"Politics can make us silence when we should speak ... I would be better able to represent the people of Arizona and to better serve my country and conscience by freeing myself of the political consideration that consumed far too much bandwidth..."