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 FlakeThe Hill's Morning Report - White House, Congress: Urgency of now around budget Jeff Daniels blasts 'cowardice' of Senate Republicans against Trump WANTED: A Republican with courage MORE (R-Ariz.) for vowing to oppose all of President TrumpDonald John TrumpThe Hill's Morning Report - White House, Congress: Urgency of now around budget GOP presses Trump to make a deal on spending Democrats wary of handing Trump a win on infrastructure MORE's judicial picks until there is a vote on legislation that would protect special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) 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 KavanaughSupreme Court sides with Native American hunter as Gorsuch joins liberals Clash with Trump marks latest break with GOP leaders for Justin Amash ACLU, Women's March to hold nationwide protests over abortion bans MORE.

On Wednesday, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck GrassleyCharles (Chuck) Ernest GrassleyGOP presses Trump to make a deal on spending On The Money: Judge upholds House subpoena for Trump financial records | Trump vows to appeal ruling by 'Obama-appointed judge' | Canada, Mexico lift retaliatory tariffs on US | IRS audit rate falls Canada, Mexico lift tariffs on US goods after Trump scraps steel, aluminum levies 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.