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

Outgoing Sen. Jeff FlakeJeffrey (Jeff) Lane FlakeArizona gov taps McSally for McCain Senate seat The Hill's Morning Report — What a shutdown would mean for the government Corker dodges on Trump primary question 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 ClintonRoger Stone fundraising off promise not to testify against Trump Rivaling chants of 'USA,' 'lock him up' greet Flynn after sentencing hearing The Hill's 12:30 Report — Flynn awaits sentencing | White House signals it wants to avoid shutdown 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 CorkerThe Hill's Morning Report — What a shutdown would mean for the government GOP Sen. Lamar Alexander won't seek reelection Corker dodges on Trump primary question 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.