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 donates to Democratic sheriff being challenged by Arpaio in Arizona The Hill's Morning Report - Trump says US-China trade talks to resume, hails potential trade with Japan, UK Joe Arpaio to run for Maricopa County sheriff in 2020  MORE (R-Ariz.) for vowing to oppose all of President TrumpDonald John TrumpSupreme Court comes to Trump's aid on immigration Trump is failing on trade policy Trump holds call with Netanyahu to discuss possible US-Israel defense treaty MORE's judicial picks until there is a vote on legislation that would protect special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) Swan MuellerFox's Cavuto roasts Trump over criticism of network Mueller report fades from political conversation Trump calls for probe of Obama book deal 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 KavanaughSupreme Court comes to Trump's aid on immigration The crosshairs of extremism  New York City to end ban on gay conversion therapy to avoid Supreme Court fight MORE.

On Wednesday, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck GrassleyCharles (Chuck) Ernest Grassley'Mike Pounce' trends on Twitter after Trump slip at GOP retreat Cruz warns GOP support for expanded background checks could help elect Warren president Lawmakers applaud Trump's ban on flavored e-cigarettes 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.