Latest Fact-checks on Jeff Flake Jeff Flake stated on January 17, 2018 in the U.S. Senate: Says Donald Trump's use of the term "fake news" to undermine journalism "seems (to have) inspired dictators and authoritarians." Jeff Flake stated on October 31, 2017 in a speech on the Senate floor: Says Roy Moore said a "practicing Muslim should not be a member of Congress because of his faith." Jeff Flake stated on April 27, 2017 in a tweet: "Before NAFTA, trade between the US and Mexico was around $50 billion. Now it stands at more than $500 billion." Jeff Flake stated on February 22, 2016 in a statement: "One would have to go back more than a century to find a scenario where a president’s nominee for the Supreme Court was confirmed by the opposition party in the Senate when the vacancy occurred during an election year." Jeff Flake stated on July 8, 2014 in an interview on the PBS "News Hour": When undocumented children are picked up at the border and "told to appear later in court ... 90 percent do not then show up."