In the Des Moines Register, Peter Hanson, assistant professor of political science at Grinnell College, asserts that Senator Jeff Flake preserved his integrity by announcing that he would not run for re-election in 2018.

Flake’s decision to leave on his own terms transforms what would have been an ugly spectacle into a graceful exit from the Senate. It takes what would have been weeks of heated speculation in the media about his likely defeat and taunts by Trump over Twitter off the table. This is the best outcome opponents of the president were likely to get.

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