Huckabee lets loose on Flake: ‘Selfish narcissist’ who should ‘go hide in an elevator’

Huckabee lets loose on Flake: ‘Selfish narcissist’ who should ‘go hide in an elevator’
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Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee (R) on Thursday tweeted his outrage with Sen. Jeff FlakeJeffrey (Jeff) Lane FlakeFlake: Republican Party ‘is a frog slowly boiling in water’ Tim Scott: Stop giving court picks with 'questionable track records on race' a Senate vote Flake stands firm on sending a ‘message to the White House’ on Mueller MORE (R-Ariz.) for vowing to oppose all of President TrumpDonald John TrumpCorsi sues Mueller for alleged leaks and illegal surveillance Comey: Trump 'certainly close' to being unindicted co-conspirator Trump pushes back on reports that Ayers was first pick for chief of staff MORE's judicial picks until there is a vote on legislation that would protect special counsel Robert MuellerRobert Swan MuellerSasse: US should applaud choice of Mueller to lead Russia probe MORE.

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"Flake is a selfish narcissist who would stop one of the few things he actually could do for his country-confirm responsible judges," Huckabee wrote. "His hate of @realDonaldTrump exceeds his sense of duty. His proposal is unconstitutional anyway."

"Good riddance!" Huckabee wrote of Flake, who is retiring in early January. "Go hide in an elevator!"

Flake's office did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Huckabee's elevator comment was an apparent reference to a viral video from September that showed an activist confronting Flake during the confirmation battle over Supreme Court Justice Brett KavanaughBrett Michael KavanaughGraham vows to push Trump’s AG pick through Judiciary Committee Log Cabin Republicans leader 'not nervous' about conservative Supreme Court impacting LGBT rights Dem pollster says concerns over Kavanaugh were 'merit-based,' not about partisanship MORE.

On Wednesday, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck GrassleyCharles (Chuck) Ernest GrassleyOvernight Health Care: House set to vote on bill targeting drug companies for overcharging Medicaid | Dems press Trump officials on pre-existing conditions | Tobacco giant invests .8B in Canadian marijuana grower House set to vote on bill cracking down on drug companies overcharging Medicaid Trump tells McConnell to let Senate vote on criminal justice reform MORE (R-Iowa) canceled pending votes on almost two dozen court nominees after Flake vowed to oppose them until he gets a vote on a bill that would prevent Mueller from being fired by anyone other than a senior Justice Department official.

Mueller is reportedly close to wrapping up his investigation into alleged collusion between Moscow and Trump's 2016 presidential campaign, as well as Russian interference in that year's election.

Some lawmakers are concerned that Trump's recent appointment of Matthew Whitaker as acting attorney general might lead to to Mueller's dismissal. Flake and others have advocated for legislation that would codify protections for Mueller.