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This GOP Senator Basically Just Announced a 2020 Run vs. Trump

A retiring GOP senator said he'll run for president if nobody else in the Republican Party decides to challenge Trump in 2020.

By NTK Staff | 03.16.2018 @12:00pm
This GOP Senator Basically Just Announced a 2020 Run vs. Trump

“It’s not in my plan to run for president, but I am not ruling it out. Somebody needs to stand up for traditional Republicanism.”

That’s what retiring Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) told The Associated Press this week when asked about challenging President Donald Trump in 2020.

Flake ruled out neither a GOP primary challenge of Trump, nor a general election fight, as an independent, against the current president and a Democrat.

The stark admission of a possible 2020 challenge is just the latest in a number of notable, anti-Trump steps from the conservative GOP senator. Flake wrote a book in 2017, arguing for conservative values and against Trump’s control of the Republican Party. The book is called “Conscience of a Conservative: A Rejection of Destructive Politics and a Return to Principle.”

Despite his opposition to President Trump, and his status as a ‘lame-duck’ senator of sorts, given his impending retirement, Flake recently confirmed he would not, at this time, vote to impeach President Trump.

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