Friday, July 24, 2015
U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake of Arizona making trip to Africa with President Obama
U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake of Arizona will be among a group of lawmakers making the trip to Kenya on Air Force One with President Barack Obama on Friday.
Flake will be the lone Republican on the long plane ride. He told the Washington Postearlier this week that the White House had invited him to travel with the president to Kenya and Ethiopia.
The junior senator chairs the Senate Foreign Relations subcommittee on African Affairs.
"I am coming along," he told the newspaper. "I don't know which plane I will be on, whether I'll be in the luggage compartment or on some ancillary plane."
Posted by Barbara at 7:18 AM