Flake: ‘Somebody Does Need To Challenge the President’ in 2020; ‘I Haven’t Ruled It Out’

‘I fear that the Republican Party is on its way out if we don’t realize that we need to appeal to a broader electorate’

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ACOSTA: "We’re going to get our fill of that very shortly. Let me ask you this. As you’re leaving Congress, leaving Washington, you’ve said a Republican needs to challenge Donald Trump in 2020. Is that going to be you on the Republican side, Senator?"

FLAKE: "You know, there are others that seem more willing than I am. I’ve been doing this for 18 years now. It’s nice to look forward to a little break. But somebody does need to challenge the President. I think — "

ACOSTA: "Will you think about it, do you think? Will you consider it?"

FLAKE: "Like I said, I haven’t ruled it out. I’m a long way from there. But somebody needs to. And I think that the country needs to be reminded what it means to be conservative. Certainly on the Republican side. And what it means to be decent, as well. Because we need a lot more of that in our politics."

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