Sen. Jeff Flake Won’t Rule Out 2020 White House Bid

CNN reports:

Sen. Jeff Flake says he isn’t ruling out a 2020 presidential run following his term in the Senate.  The Arizona Republican, who announced in October he would not be seeking re-election in 2018, told ABC’s “This Week” that he doesn’t have any formal plans to run for President following his time on Capitol Hill.  “I don’t rule anything out, but it’s not in my plans,” Flake said.

Flake, a frequent critic of President Donald Trump, announced his decision to retire with a speech on the Senate floor that bemoaned the “coarsening” tenor of politics in the United States, and criticized his own party’s “complicity” with Trump’s behavior. Flake added that he believes Trump is “inviting” challengers from all sides in 2020.

  • Todd20036

    FLAKE NEWS!!!!!

    Sorry. Had to.

    • FAEN

      LOL! Thank you for that.

  • Stephen Elliot Phillips

    Flake is very BORING. He wont win. But maybe he will split the vote

    • FAEN

      The Deplorables will go after him hard. Don’t think he would last long in the primary.

    • Chuck in NYC

      Sasse and possibly Corker will be competition. Mario will continue to come across like a lightweight. Ted Cruz will never be president, not after the country’s experienced the current jackass.

  • yes b’y
  • Boreal
    • Tomcat

      My, my that looks dangerous. Like full of pricks.

    • Dreaming Vertebrate

      Fake flake!!
      Everyone knows real snowflakes have six-fold symmetry – not eight!!

  • jimbo65

    He’s still a Republican drone. He went along with the tax scam. So he can eat shit.

    • FAEN

      The most expensive shit since he voted to give himself a giant tax cut.

  • Butch

    He criticizes the “coarsening” but is only to happy to go along with it when it comes to an actual vote.

    • Gustav2

      Now, now, as long as the kleptocrats do it politely it is alright.

      It is about manners people!

      • Butch

        I’ve spent my life serving as a bad example. I don’t do manners.

    • Ninja0980

      Just like Collins, Murkowski and the rest.

      • jimbo65

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    • Reality.Bites

      It’s not the policies he minds, it’s the presentation and the attacking other Republicans

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  • Tomcat

    I am guessing there will be at least ten republicans running in 2020 for president.
    None worth a shit.

    • Karl Dubhe 2

      Well, the other 15 that ran against him in 2016 were worth runny shit…

    • CanuckDon

      The positive here is there is no one in the wings that will be able to capture their messianic enchantment of Trump.

      • Tomcat

        Pence can.

  • Ninja0980

    Actions speak louder then words and from his time as a House rep onwards, Flake has been a far right Republican piece of shit.
    His votes on the tax bill and far right judges are just two of a long list of reasons as to why he is no hero and never will be.

  • Ragnar Lothbrok

    Fake – Fuck you and your pretend reasonable shit.
    We see you, and you are hated & rejected. .

  • FAEN

    ‘Flake, a frequent critic of President Donald Trump’
    ^^^^^^^^^^

    ‘Frequent critic’ that keeps voting for Trump’s policies. Sure Jan.

    • Joe in PA

      Exactly. I wish I had the transcript for his ass-kissing statement after they passed this fucking tax-scam. WTF Flake?

      • Joe in PA

        Hmmm, I went looking for that…now I’m not sure who that was, Joe had a post where he said he wouldn’t go to that ‘stand around and clap’ event. I’m so confused. 🙁

        • jimbo65

          Could have been Pence’s spectacular 3 min rim job of 45. Orrin Hatch’s on the verge of tears ass kissing came in at a close second.

  • BlackGayVeganAtheist

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    My choice for the new face of the Democratic party is Kamala Harris, the first-term US senator from California. Harris is a woman of color who, at age 53, is neither too young nor too old to become president. She is articulate and outspoken on issues without becoming offensive. She outshone veteran Democrats in her questioning of attorney general Jeff Sessions at a Senate hearing.

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  • shellback

    Geez, ain’t we got enough flakes in the WH now?

  • yes b’y

    Flake needs an eye wrangler too. https://i.imgur.com/3nlsuID.gif

    • Ragnar Lothbrok

      LOL

  • BearEyes

    meh

  • Leo
    • William

      Kadyrov is gayer than a three Ruble bill.

    • Sporkfighter

      Why do people assume they have a right to speak on somebody else’s dime? Twitter has no greater legal obligation to promote a Russian stoge’s speech than RT has to promote Justin Trudeau.

  • Cackalaquiano

    Third party, Jeff. Do it.

    • Gustav2

      Flake and Kasich ticket.

      They can wallow in their self-righteousness while cutting programs that save people’s lives.

  • FAEN

    Is Disqus being a little freaky today or just me?

    • Ninja0980

      Disqus has been acting on and off for a bit now.

    • BearEyes

      it’s been on and off for most of the last week. Yesterday was slow, today a bit better

      • FAEN

        Keeps telling me I’m not logged in then the screen reboots and I’m magically logged in.

        • BearEyes

          that happens more on my phone than on my laptop.
          I do get the reload thing too often though.

    • shellback

      Yes.

    • Steve Smith

      Today its nearly working after a week of not functioning. But the wind has changed direction, so maybe thats why.

  • Bambino

    Not even the New Years Eve count down, the coward’s balls will drop. A lame duck like that will never do anything courageous when it counts. Sadly this is what POTUS stands for now. Just a CEO position to fatten one own bank account.

  • netxtown

    Ah gees, Jiffy. You know boat buddy can’t be in, on or even with you at the WH. So, just go on down to mexico and frolic with the BBB (best boat buddy) in the sand. It’ll be much, much better for you….

  • bkmn

    That vote for the tax scam is going to come back to hurt him if he runs.

    • Bambino

      A lot of these sell out cowards uses the dotard as the bar for POTUS run. Hence the encouragement and the opportunity.

  • MBear

    No. Please. Just fk off

  • hdtex
  • Bambino

    I’m gonna wash that Flake right out of my hair should be the campaign theme song.

  • William

    Sorry Jeff, you are just as complicit as the rest of your party.

  • gaycuckhubby

    Right now he’s hearing from a lot of fanboys who liked that he’s criticizing Trump. But eventually he’ll hire a polling company that does Nationwide polling and see that he’s just not that popular or well liked by anybody.

  • Sporkfighter

    I could listen to his words or I could count his votes. He can lie, and I can count.

  • Matt

    This from the guy who complains about GOP complicity, yet votes in support of every single trump-supported bill that plops onto his desk. Thanks, but no thanks, flake.

  • KarenAtFOH

    Your voting record speaks louder than your words, traitor.

  • Mike

    Flake is worse than Trump. Flake, Kasich, Collins, Corker, McCain, THEY are the biggest enemies of decency, the lying sneaks and thieves who lull you into trusting them and then stab you while you’re sleeping. If only they were all just like Trump, big loutish pigs who smear their poo all over the walls, then there would be no mistaking them for “moderate” or human. The fake “moderates” don’t hate Trump for any reason other than that his extreme vanity and piggishness exposes all of them for the monsters that they are.

  • Kevin Perez

    Jeff Flake, the 2020 version of Dr. Stabby.
    Too stupid to know how stupid he is.

    • AdamTh

      Yeah, well – We all said Donnie was too stupid…….

  • Dayglo

    Enjoy that tax break, Dead Eyes.

  • Hank

    Rubio said he was not running to be re-elected Senator. However, in the end he ran again in order to go back for the 2020 race! Who knows if Flake will really drop out!

  • PeedeResistance

    NEW dRUMPf lite: now with no balls at all!

  • Cuberly Deux

    Complicit.

  • Skeptical_Inquirer

    Yeah, instead of sticking it out and fighting, he wants the big job for doing nothing.

  • JWC

    hes GOP that is scary enough and his name , I am sorry, Prez Flake

  • Xiao Ai: The Social Gadfly

    I will.

    Over my secret-service, bullet-riddled body will Jeff Flake run for the White House.

  • Robert Adams

    Two Republican flakes in the White House in a row? Not sure the country is ready for that.

  • Treant

    All the above is true, but consider…the Repubilcans are allowing open speculation that the White House will be open in 2020.

    In fact, they seem quite sure of it.

  • unsavedheathen

    Flake’s faux distaste for Trump and his feigned respect for traditions and rules of government are all about his WH ambitions. And all the niceties are tossed aside when it comes to stacking the courts and cutting the taxes of his billionaire “donors”.

  • Queequeg

    I’d like to see him run if only to fuck up the Republicans and give the Democrats a better shot at the White House.

  • ted-

    No thanks, you GOP whore.

  • Slim Compersion

    Trump would call him “Flaky Flake” in a tweet and Flake wouldn’t make it past the primaries. It’s how the Trumpites think.

  • Texndoc

    He couldn’t get elected Block Captain. What will he do back in the private sector. I assume he’s an attorney.

  • Gianni

    Yeah, he’s been a frequent critic of Donnie and then votes in lock step for the Tax Cut and Jobs Bill that Donnie so loves to lie about.

  • JCF