Sen. Jeff Flake Compares Trump To Stalin, Votes To Give Trump More Power To Spy On Americans

Republican Sen. Jeff Flake of Arizona compared President Donald Trump to the infamous Russian dictator Joseph Stalin.

Flake slammed Trump while speaking on the Senate floor:

“The enemy of the people” was how the president of the United States called the free press in 2017. Mr. President, 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.

Even though Flake compared Trump to Stalin, Flake voted the day before with most Republicans and a few Democrats  to give Trump’s NSA  expanded spying powers on the American people, notes Common Dreams.

Flake was subsequently skewered for his speech on Twitter:

(Sources: TIME/YouTube, Common Dreams, Twitter)

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