Sen. Jeff Flake to Speak At New Hampshire Event Popular With Presidential Hopefuls

Mar 15, 2018

Arizona Senator Jeff Flake
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Arizona Republican Senator Jeff Flake is scheduled to speak Friday morning at Saint Anselm College in Manchester.

 

Flake will be the featured speaker at the “Politics and Eggs” forum hosted by the college. Past speakers have included President Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.

 

In an interview with NBC, Flake said he thinks Trump should be challenged during the 2020 Republican primary. But Flake has yet to announce a presidential run for himself.

 

Last year the fifth-generation Arizonan published a book critical of Trump and has called the president’s behavior “dangerous to democracy.”

 

 

Flake responded to divisive comments from the president on the Senate floor last month.

 

“We must recognize that this is abhorrent destructive behavior, whatever rationale its defenders may offer,” Flake said.  

 

Flake has said he doesn't think he could be re-elected in his party and announced last October that he would be retiring from the Senate.