Former Arizona Senator Jeff Flake now has a new job, as a CBS News contributor and announced he won’t run in 2020, Deadline reports:
Flake appeared Tuesday on CBS This Morning to talk about his new role, and confirmed he will not be a candidate in the 2020 presidential race.
“I’ve always said that I do hope that there is a Republican who challenges the president in the primary. I still hope that somebody does, but that somebody won’t be me. I will not be a candidate,” Flake said.
Flake will contribute to a new series for CBS News titled Common Ground, a series of stories that the network says are meant to “shine a light on opposing groups coming together.”
“Common ground might be dead in Washington, but it’s alive and well everywhere else – on city councils, in state legislatures, any kind of association or group, people find common ground. It just often doesn’t translate into something in Washington,” Flake said.
Watch the whole thing:
DICKERSON: “This morning, Jeff Flake is here to announce what is next for him including his new role as a CBS News contributor. Senator, good morning. I’m not calling you Jeff.”
FLAKE: “Thanks for having me on. It’s good to be here.”
DICKERSON: Before we start, I want to find out if you want anybody to call you president. Have you thought about running in 2020? Are you going to run?
FLAKE: I have always said that I do hope that there is a Republican who challenges the president in the primary. I still hope that somebody does, but that somebody won’t be me. I will not be a candidate.
DICKERSON: Did you look into being a candidate to run against the president? What did you learn from the investigation that somebody else who might run would have to consider?
FLAKE: I think anybody who is in the Senate looks at that. There really isn’t a path that I could see, certainly not unless you are willing to be out there already raising a lot of money. And then to basically living on the road right now. It is a difficult path anyway. The RNC and the president’s campaign are now melded, trying to do everything they can. I still hope that some and still someare still talking about it, do run. I think that is healthy. I’m not a fan of this president.
Every day fake conservative and Trump hater Jeff Flake proves to us why he is a former U.S. Senator.
It seems Trump hating is a dead end street for any Republican these days, which is a very good thing.
Good riddance to Jeff Flake! The U.S. Senate is a much better place without him.
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