Sen. Jeff Flake appears to be on a victory lap of sorts after his deplorable performance at the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing.
Following on the heels of his theatrical declaration that his vote on Kavanaugh was conditional upon another FBI investigation, the Arizona Republican set the rumors mills running as he headed to New Hampshire.
Flake appeared no worse for wear after his vote, having a grand time alongside his friend, Democrat Sen. Chris Coons at the Global Citizens Festival on the weekend.
The spineless lawmaker joked with the liberal crowd to “feel free to join me in an elevator any time,” making light of the incident in which two George Soros-funded protesters confronted him in an elevator at the Capitol before the Committee vote.
Flake, who later admitted on “60 Minutes” that he would not have pulled the stunt and caved to Democrats if he had been running for reelection, was then off on his whirlwind schedule to New Hampshire.
2020 WATCH: 3-days after he forced a one week delay on a Senate vote on #KavanaughConfirmation – GOP Sen. @JeffFlake of Arizona returns to NH for the 2nd time year, sparking more speculation he may primary challenge @realDonaldTrump https://t.co/wWLQd4PB08 #nhpolitics #FITN pic.twitter.com/wTTUVfObW6
— Paul Steinhauser (@steinhauserNH1) October 1, 2018
Riding on his new-found fame, Flake is making his second visit to the state which holds the first primary in the race for the White House, sparking speculation that he may be teeing up for a 2020 challenge to President Trump’s re-election.
Flake is scheduled to speak at the New Hampshire Institute of Politics on the campus of St. Anselm College on Monday, according to the Concord Monitor. His talk, “After the Deluge: A Rejection of Destructive Politics and a Return to Principle,” will be his second at the venue.
Senator Flake will speak today in… New Hampshire https://t.co/E32UnHalcH
— Robert Costa (@costareports) October 1, 2018
Flake’s scheduled appearance in New Hampshire instantly raised eyebrows and fueled speculation. It also unleashed a torrent of negative reaction on Twitter.
Hmmmm!!! What’s he doing up there?
— DebMcG (@DebbyMcG1) October 1, 2018
Wasting his time.
— Steve_Jacobson (@Steve_Jacboson) October 1, 2018
Let me get this straight, the assclown who put the entire country through another week of misery because of his hatred of @realDonaldTrump thinks he’s going to primary him? He couldn’t win an R primary in his own state. Who is advising him, Bernie or Hillary?
— D-fusit ? (@DFusit) October 1, 2018
The most aptly named Senator in Congress.
— Crow (@sistercrow) October 1, 2018
Running for president?
— Tastes like chicken (@BitterDem2) October 1, 2018
Only Iowa would be MORE obvious.
— Haley Jenifer (@haleyjennyc) October 1, 2018
Senator Flake is so full of himself he actually thinks he has a shot at president?
There’s fun. https://t.co/svx3zH7OD5
— Mad Mike Out Yonder ? ? (@MikeOutYonder) October 1, 2018
He’s delusional if he thinks anyone will vote for him after his betrayal.
— Carol RN ? (@pasqueflower19) October 1, 2018
I’m trying to understand his thought process on this. Republicans already hate him. Liberals don’t trust him and don’t agree with him on policy. Centrist women will likely hate him if he votes for Kavanaugh. Who is his constituency?
— Mary Carney (@Marys_musings) October 1, 2018
He couldn’t even win his home state! We can’t stand him!
— Dvan1313 (@dvan1313) October 1, 2018
WTF is he doing in NH??? He’s ignoring his AZ constituents!
— Eric Wiehler (@EWiehler) October 1, 2018
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