Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee (R) on Thursday tweeted his outrage with Sen. Jeff FlakeJeffrey (Jeff) Lane FlakeCruz to get Nord Stream 2 vote as part of deal on Biden nominees Democrats threaten to play hardball over Cruz's blockade Rubio vows to slow-walk Biden's China, Spain ambassador nominees MORE (R-Ariz.) for vowing to oppose all of President TrumpDonald TrumpWendy Sherman takes leading role as Biden's 'hard-nosed' Russia negotiator Senate needs to confirm Deborah Lipstadt as antisemitism envoy — Now Former acting Defense secretary under Trump met with Jan. 6 committee: report MORE's judicial picks until there is a vote on legislation that would protect special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) MuellerAn unquestioning press promotes Rep. Adam Schiff's book based on Russia fiction Senate Democrats urge Garland not to fight court order to release Trump obstruction memo Why a special counsel is guaranteed if Biden chooses Yates, Cuomo or Jones as AG MORE.
"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 is a selfish narcissist who would stop one of the few things he actually could do for his country-confirm responsible judges. His hate of @realDonaldTrump exceeds his sense of duty. His proposal is unconstitutional anyway. Good riddance! Go hide in an elevator! https://t.co/tvnGrESClQ— Gov. Mike Huckabee (@GovMikeHuckabee) November 29, 2018
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 KavanaughVoting rights, Trump's Big Lie, and Republicans' problem with minorities Supreme Court agrees to hear case on HS coach's suspension over on-field prayers The Supreme Court, vaccination and government by Fox News MORE.
On Wednesday, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck GrassleyChuck GrassleySenate antitrust bill has serious ramifications for consumers and small businesses Hillicon Valley: Amazon's Alabama union fight — take two Senate Judiciary Committee to debate key antitrust bill 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.