By Ray Stern | Phoenix New Times
Jeff Flake said this week “there’s a feeling of dread right now on Capitol Hill” because of Donald Trump.
“I kept dismissing it and dismissing it,” Arizona’s junior U.S. senator told New Times, referring to the possibility that Trump can take the Republican nomination for president.
Now, though, Flake said he’s “a little worried.”
Indeed, Trump’s crushing victory over GOP competitors in the Nevada caucus on Tuesday, when he beat second-place finisher Marco Rubio with about twice the votes of caucus-goers, has made many believe he will be the Republican standard bearer — however ridiculous his loudmouthed candidacy has seemed to them from the start.