Trump Flack Scottie Nell Hughes Mulls US House Bid

The Washington Examiner reports:

One of President Trump’s most ardent defenders during his 2016 campaign is considering a run for Congress should Rep. Diane Black, R-Tenn., choose to run for governor. Scottie Nell Hughes, who became a fixture during the 2016 as a CNN contributor and passionate Trump supporter, says she is being urged by top Republicans and activist groups to run if Black seeks the governorship.

“I was first approached just days after election night as the rumors of Congresswoman Black running for Governor of Tennessee were already swirling,” Hughes told the Washington Examiner. Black, who currently chairs the powerful House Budget Committee is reportedly mulling a gubernatorial bid but has yet to announce her intentions for the 2018 cycle. Currently, Hughes serves as the spokeswoman for the Committee to Defend the President.

You may recall SNL’s delicious riff on Hughes.