Statement from Arizona Democratic Party Communications Director Enrique Gutierrez:
“Last night, Jeff Flake decided his own political survival was more important than the lives of hundreds of thousands of Arizonans.
“He’s now on record - voting for a catastrophic bill that would’ve taken away health care from millions of Americans. He failed to keep his promise of “not pulling the rug from under Arizonans” by siding with Ted Cruz in ending protections for pre-existing conditions. Not to mention his desire to raise premiums 20 percent, all so a few billionaires could get a tax break.
“Ignoring the call from hundreds of thousands of Arizonans to oppose these disastrous proposals was not only a political miscalculation, it was his biggest mistake as an elected official. Come November 2018, he’ll be held accountable, and again forgotten.”