In the least surprising news of the century, Jeff Flake is cashing in on his anti-Trump rhetoric with a major news outlet.
Flake just announced he would not take on Trump in primary because he has a new job as a contributor to CBS.
One could only imagine the shots he will take at Trump from his new perch but if he was ineffective as a Senator, he will be even less so as a newsman.
Look, America does not like Jeff Flake – the left things he was complicit with Trump and the right thinks him a coward.
With those numbers, it is no wonder he ditched politics for the last refuge of the scoundrels – the mainstream media.
“I’ve always said that I do hope that there is a Republican who challenges the president in a primary,” Flake wheezed.
“I still hope that somebody does, but that somebody won’t be me. I will not be a candidate.”
“There really isn’t a path right now that I can see,” Flake whined about his lack of support to take on Trump.
“Not unless you’re willing to be out there already raising a lot of money and basically living out on the road right now. It’s a difficult path anyway. The RNC and the president’s campaigns are melded, they’re trying to do everything they can to squelch any opposition,” Flake added.
“I still hope that some — and some are still talking about it — do run. I think that that’s healthy, and I’m not a fan of this president,” Flake said.
Former Sen. Jeff Flake has landed as a CBS News contributor and announced on air on Tuesday that he will not run for president in 2020.
That role was formally announced on CBS This Morning on Tuesday during a segment about his future ambitions.
Flake will work on a series of pieces that will search for common ground in the U.S., CBS This Morning co-host John Dickerson said. Flake cited efforts to pass comprehensive criminal justice reform as an example.
“There can be many more examples of that, and that’s what this series will look at,” Flake said. “Those areas of common ground around the country.”