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’
© Greg Nash

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee (R) on Thursday tweeted his outrage with Sen. Jeff FlakeJeffrey (Jeff) Lane FlakeFlake urges Republicans to condemn 'vile and offensive' Trump tweets Flake responds to Trump, Jimmy Carter barbs: 'We need to stop trying to disqualify each other' Jeff Flake responds to Trump's 'greener pastures' dig on former GOP lawmakers MORE (R-Ariz.) for vowing to oppose all of President TrumpDonald John TrumpUS-Saudi Arabia policy needs a dose of 'realpolitik' Trump talks to Swedish leader about rapper A$AP Rocky, offers to vouch for his bail Matt Gaetz ahead of Mueller hearing: 'We are going to reelect the president' MORE's judicial picks until there is a vote on legislation that would protect special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) Swan MuellerTop Republican considered Mueller subpoena to box in Democrats Kamala Harris says her Justice Dept would have 'no choice' but to prosecute Trump for obstruction Dem committees win new powers to investigate Trump 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 KavanaughMcConnell challenger faces tougher path after rocky launch Lindsey Graham's Faustian bargain Liberal, conservative Supreme Court justices unite in praising Stevens MORE.

On Wednesday, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck GrassleyCharles (Chuck) Ernest GrassleyScandal in Puerto Rico threatens chance at statehood Poll: McConnell is most unpopular senator Democrat: Treasury 'acknowledged the unprecedented process' in Trump tax return rejection 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.