With nearly two decades of experience on Capitol Hill in both the Senate and House of Representatives, JEFF FLAKE candidly decodes what to expect from the current administration and what is and isn't achievable in a newly-divided Congress. A traditionally conservative Republican heralded as an "ideal public servant" in The New York Times, Flake has risen above the dysfunction of partisan politics as a principled defender of "country over party". His recently-publishedNew York Times bestselling bookConscience of a Conservative was described in The Washington Post as "the single largest act of political bravery in the Trump era." Flake is renowned for his courage in speaking out against the current administration-- even among a deluge of Twitter attacks from the President-- his eloquent speeches from the Senate floor urging a return to civility in Washington, and his shrewd negotiations and bipartisanship on complicated issues such as immigration.
"And then rises one Jeff Flake and delivers not merely a great speech but also a genuinely important one, perhaps the single most important address given on the Senate floor in my memory. This speech will be remembered not merely for its eloquence and its moral correctness but also for its intellectual content and its courage at a particular moment in time."
Flake's bestselling book Conscience of a Conservative is an urgent call for a return to bedrock conservative principle, heralded as a "lucid look at what ails the Republican Party" (New Republic) and "the toughest anti-Trump critique yet to be delivered by a Republican politician currently holding high office" (New York).
An image of Flake at the Brett Kavanaugh hearings was named by TIME as one of the 10 "Most Important Photos of 2018." As Senator Chris Coons wrote in a description of the photograph: "This is a clear reminder of just how strong the pressure is against anyone who seeks to listen to their conscience in Washington today. It’s difficult to overstate just how isolated Senator Jeff Flake was in this moment."
A passionate and principled defender of "country over party," Flake famously invited Democratic Senator Martin Heinrich on a six-day survival adventure on an island in Micronesia to develop an idea to end partisan gridlock. Their experiences were featured on a Discovery Channel reality TV show Rival Survival.
A dynamic speaker who just left office, JEFF FLAKE is uniquely positioned to shed light on the inner workings of Washington today. Let's connect and discuss bringing Flake to your next event.