Retiring Arizona Republican Sen. Jeff Flake ripped President Donald Trump during a commencement speech to the Harvard Law Class of 2018.
«Your national leadership is — well — not good — at all,» Flake said, smiling to the students.
Flake said the «presidency has been debased» by Trump, whom he called someone with a «bottomless appetite for destruction and division.»
The Snowflake, Ariz. native said Trump only has a «passing familiarity with how the Constitution works.»
He said Trump has left Congress helpless in combating what he called «moral vandalism» emanating from the White House on a daily basis.
Bret Baier asked Flake’s caucus’ leader, Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) to react to the 55-year-old’s remarks.
«Obviously I don’t agree with that,» McConnell said, adding that he however wished that Flake would reconsider his retirement.
McConnell said Trump’s administration and the bicameral Republican majority in Congress has overseen a period of «extraordinary accomplishment.»