Lewandowski: House testimony shows I'd be 'a fighter' in the Senate

Former Trump campaign manager Corey LewandowskiCorey R. LewandowskiLewandowski decides against Senate bid Georgia ready for unpredictable Senate race Trump on Harris dropping out of race: 'We will miss you Kamala!' MORE said in an interview broadcast Sunday that a combative House hearing illustrated qualities that would make him a good Senate candidate while remaining noncommittal on whether he would mount a bid in New Hampshire.

"I’m very, very seriously thinking about running for the United States Senate," Lewandowski told radio host John Catsimatidis on AM 970 in New York, adding that "no American citizen should have to go through what I had to go through" or "be disparaged or attacked the way that I was by these committee members because they didn’t like my politics."

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Lewandowski also accused the House Judiciary Committee of targeting him for his support of President TrumpDonald John TrumpCNN's Don Lemon explains handling of segment after Trump criticism NPR reporter after Pompeo clash: Journalists don't interview government officials to score 'political points' Lawyer says Parnas can't attend Senate trial due to ankle bracelet MORE, telling Catsimatidis, "When you attack a Trump supporter, it’s OK. There are two different sets of rules. And the American people are tired of it. And I believe the people of New Hampshire, they want a fighter in the United States Senate. And I’d say this week was a clarification of that’s who I am."

The former campaign manager has long teased a potential run for Sen. Jeanne ShaheenCynthia (Jeanne) Jeanne ShaheenOvernight Defense: White House threatens to veto House Iran bills | Dems 'frustrated' after Iran briefing | Lawmakers warn US, UK intel sharing at risk after Huawei decision Biden: 'I sure would like Michelle to be the vice president' Foreign Relations Democrats 'deeply frustrated' after Iran briefing MORE’s (D-N.H.) seat in 2020, tweeting out a website hinting at such a campaign during the hearing last Tuesday and saying the next day that he was “very close” to a decision.

House Democrats have pressured Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold NadlerJerrold (Jerry) Lewis NadlerNadler floats John Kelly as potential impeachment witness Fox's Wallace: Nadler would pay to have his Clinton impeachment remarks 'expunged from the Earth' Pelosi says House will vote on bill to repeal travel ban MORE (D-N.Y.) to hold Lewandowski in contempt over the hearing, in which he refused to answer questions about alleged obstruction by Trump in former special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) Swan MuellerSchiff: Trump acquittal in Senate trial would not signal a 'failure' Jeffries blasts Trump for attack on Thunberg at impeachment hearing Live coverage: House Judiciary to vote on impeachment after surprise delay MORE's report and had contentious exchanges with members including Rep. Sheila Jackson LeeSheila Jackson LeePatrick backs reparations in unveiling 'Equity Agenda for Black Americans' The US should work to counter India's actions against the people of Kashmir Sheila Jackson Lee tops colleagues in House floor speaking days over past decade MORE (D-Texas).

“The greater issue is the integrity of our process and the fact that we can't allow it to be trashed like Lewandowski trashed it — all the way from his opening statement to his exit from the committee room,” Rep. Hank JohnsonHenry (Hank) C. JohnsonHouse Democrats may call new impeachment witnesses if Senate doesn't Democrats approve two articles of impeachment against Trump in Judiciary vote Democrat calls Gaetz the 'pot calling the kettle black' after Hunter Biden drug-use comments MORE (D-Ga.) told The Hill last week.