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.