Jeff Flake: I’m Leaving The Senate But Not Politics

The Hill reports:

Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) on Tuesday vowed to stay involved in politics after he leaves the Senate in November, noting that he doesn’t yet know “at what level or in what way” but plans to remain committed.

“I’m not leaving the Senate because I’m not tied to this institution or ‘pox on all your houses,'” Flake said at the Atlantic Festival in Washington, D.C. “It’s a wonderful institution with wonderful people.”

“I simply couldn’t run the kind of campaign that I felt I needed to run in this environment and succeed,” he said. “That’s the bottom line. But I will stay involved, certainly. I don’t know at what level or in what way but this is important.”

Flake has not ruled out a White House bid.