Arizona Republican Sen. Jeff Flake’s emotional remarks on the Senate floor Tuesday condemning President Trump may also have been the kickoff to the Flake 2020 presidential campaign.
According to the New York Post:
“I won’t go there. That’s a long time away,” the Arizona senator told CNN, when asked if he or another Republican should oppose Trump in the next election. “It’s early. Time will take care of itself.”
In his remarks, Flake quoted Lincoln, referenced Madison, and cast himself as crusading to save the union from Trump. Sounds like someone who might be giving speeches in Iowa pretty soon.
Here is some video of Republicans and a couple of Democrats reacting to Flake’s retirement. As the Establishment closes ranks, only Rep. Mark Meadows, R-S.C., co-chairman of the House Freedom Caucus, notes the problems in Washington that caused the populist uprising that ended Flake’s Senate career.