BLOG: GOP senator suggests his party has 'jumped the shark'

The Associated Press

GOP Sen. Jeff Flake of Arizona, who is sitting out the nominating convention, suggests his party has "jumped the shark" with chants of "Lock her up!" in Cleveland ...

A delegates waves an anti-Hillary Clinton sign on the second day of the Republican National Convention on Tuesday, July 19, 2016, at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland. (Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/TNS)

Here's his tweet from early this morning:

And here's a snippet of an essay he wrote for

"... Republicans are not going to defeat Hillary Clinton in November by insisting that she belongs in prison any more than we defeated Barack Obama by pretending that he was born in Kenya. So let’s drop the references to orange pant suits and chants of “lock her up.” These jokes and bromides may play well in rare venues and limited circles, but they cheapen the very real arguments that need to be made to the broader public against a Hillary Clinton presidency."