Flake won’t rule out 2020 presidential run against Trump

Sen. Jeff Flake announced Tuesday that he would not seek reelection in 2018, delivering a scathing rebuke of the president in a speech on the Senate floor. /Ralph Freso/Getty Images

‘We’ll deal with that when it comes to it,’ the Arizona senator says of a possible 2020 presidential run

By Louis Nelson | POLITICO

Retiring Sen. Jeff Flake on Wednesday refused to rule out mounting a bid to unseat President Donald Trump in 2020, insisting that such a decision is “a long way away.”

“That’s a long way away. I’m focused on my next 14 months in the Senate, making sure that we get some good policy, there are some things that I want to accomplish in the short term,” Flake told ABC’s “Good Morning America” in response to a question about his possible presidential aspirations down the road.

Related: Flake voted with Trump 92% of the time

Full Transcript: Jeff Flake’s Speech on the Senate Floor

Pressed again on the question of a 2020 bid by anchor George Stephanopoulos, Flake reiterated, “you know, that’s a long time away. And we’ll deal with that when it comes to it.”

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