On Thursday, retiring Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) continued to blow the sail regarding a possible presidential run in 2020, telling a “Politics and Eggs” group that he hopes that “someone” will “run in the Republican primary.”
I, as you know, am retiring from the Senate at the end of this year. It has not been my plan to run for president, but I have not ruled it out. I hope that someone does run in the Republican primary – somebody to challenge the president. I think that the Republicans want to be reminded what it means to be a traditional, decent Republican, and what the Party stands for – limited government, economic freedom, free trade, embracing immigration. These are things that have made the Party what it is over the years, and I think that people are wanting to hear that reminder. So I don't know who it will be – I think the odds that I will are long, but I've not ruled it out.