Senator Jeff Flake on supporting immigration reform, voting against background checks

May 01, 2013

Senator Jeff Flake has been criticized by many on the left for his vote against expanded background checks for gun sales. He's also been hit hard by conservatives for being part of the Gang of Eight's efforts on comprehensive immigration reform.

flake Arizona Senator Jeff Flake at the KJZZ studios for the Here and Now interview. (Photo by Tracy Greer - KJZZ)

Senator Flake tells Steve Goldstein why he thinks immigration reform is needed, why he voted against background checks and his efforts to expand background checks for those who are mentally ill.