Flake: ‘I didn’t vote for this president last November’

Outgoing Sen. Jeff FlakeJeffrey (Jeff) Lane FlakeSenate GOP campaign arm asking Trump to endorse McSally in Arizona: report Arpaio says he misheard Sacha Baron Cohen questions Election Countdown: Takeaways from too-close-to-call Ohio special election | Trump endorsements cement power but come with risks | GOP leader's race now rated as 'toss-up' | Record numbers of women nominated | Latino candidates get prominent role in 2020 MORE (R-Ariz.) said on Wednesday he did not vote for President Trump in the 2016 presidential election, just one day after he ripped the president on the Senate floor and announced he would not be seeking reelection. 

"I didn't vote for this president last November," Flake told NBC's Matt Lauer on "Today," adding that he did not vote for Democratic nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonHillicon Valley: FBI fires Strzok after anti-Trump tweets | Trump signs defense bill with cyber war policy | Google under scrutiny over location data | Sinclair's troubles may just be beginning | Tech to ease health data access | Netflix CFO to step down Signs grow that Mueller is zeroing in on Roger Stone Omarosa claims president called Trump Jr. a 'f--- up' for releasing Trump Tower emails MORE either. 

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"I am a Republican. I am a conservative. I would love to have a Republican president, but not at any cost," he said. 

Flake would not say whether he thought it would be better if Clinton had become president. 

"I can tell you no president, Democrat or Republican, in recent memory has exhibited the kind of behavior that this president has," the senator said. 

Flake's comments come just one day after he announced he would be leaving the Senate when his term ends in 2019 and tore into the president in a scathing speech on Capitol Hill.

The Arizona senator characterized Trump's behavior as “reckless, outrageous and undignified behavior has been excused.”

Flake joined retiring Sen. Bob CorkerRobert (Bob) Phillips CorkerGOP leaders: No talk of inviting Russia delegation to Capitol Collins and Murkowski face recess pressure cooker on Supreme Court Tougher Russia sanctions face skepticism from Senate Republicans MORE (R-Tenn.) in attacking Trump. 

“I think at the end of the day, when his term is over, I think the debasing of our nation, the constant nontruth-telling, the name calling ... the debasement of our nation will be what he will be remembered most for, and that’s regretful,” Corker told CNN’s Manu Raju.

Trump hit back at the two senators in a tweet on Wednesday, saying they had "zero chance" of being reelected in 2018.