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Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill after announcing he will not seek re-election Oct. 24, 2017 in Washington. Flake announced that he will leave the Senate after his term ends in 14 months. (Win McNamee/Getty Images)
Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill after announcing he will not seek re-election Oct. 24, 2017 in Washington. Flake announced that he will leave the Senate after his term ends in 14 months. (Win McNamee/Getty Images)
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Republican Sen. Jeff Flake of Arizona denounced President Trump in a blistering speech Tuesday, and said he wouldn’t seek re-election in 2018. Trump responded by attacking Flake and other GOP critics on Twitter, even as he needs their support on tax legislation.

NPR's Jessica Taylor (@JessicaTaylor) joins Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson to look at how GOP defections may affect Trump's agenda.

This segment aired on October 25, 2017.

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