The White House is giving a thumbs-up to Republican Senator Jeff Flake's announcement that he will not seek re-election next year.
In a briefing today, Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said it is "probably a good move." President Trump has called Flake weak and ineffective. Sanders said Flake faced tough sledding in getting re-elected next year.
Flake took a shot at President Trump in a speech on the Senate floor. He said reckless, outrageous and undignified behavior has become excused as "telling it like it is."