Jeff Flake Shops For Post-Senate Cable News Gig

The Daily Beast reports:

When Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) leaves his current job at the beginning of 2019, he could already have a new one lined up: cable-news pundit. On Monday, he met with MSNBC president Phil Griffin; and on Tuesday, he met with rival network CNN’s chief Jeff Zucker. Flake was absent Monday for a series of Senate votes that took place around 5:30 p.m.

Neither network responded to requests for comment on those meetings. When asked by The Daily Beast whether he is in talks for a cable-news gig, Flake declined to confirm or deny that the meetings took place. “That’s down the road—that’s six months,” Flake said with a laugh.