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

Former Trump campaign manager Corey LewandowskiCorey R. LewandowskiGeorgia ready for unpredictable Senate race Trump on Harris dropping out of race: 'We will miss you Kamala!' Key takeaways from first public impeachment hearing 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 TrumpDemocrats ask if they have reason to worry about UK result Trump scramble to rack up accomplishments gives conservatives heartburn Seven years after Sandy Hook, the politics of guns has changed 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 Health Care — Presented by That's Medicaid — House passes sweeping Pelosi bill to lower drug prices | Senate confirms Trump FDA pick | Trump officials approve Medicaid work requirements in South Carolina Senate confirms Trump's nominee to lead FDA Senate panel advances Turkey sanctions bill despite Trump objections 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 NadlerJudiciary members battle over whether GOP treated fairly in impeachment hearings Live coverage: House Judiciary to vote on impeachment after surprise delay House passes bill that would give legal status to thousands of undocumented farmworkers 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 MuellerJeffries blasts Trump for attack on Thunberg at impeachment hearing Live coverage: House Judiciary to vote on impeachment after surprise delay Trump says he'll release financial records before election, knocks Dems' efforts MORE's report and had contentious exchanges with members including Rep. Sheila Jackson LeeSheila Jackson LeeLive coverage: House Judiciary to vote on impeachment after surprise delay Overnight Defense: Trump leaves door open to possible troop increase in Middle East | Putin offers immediate extension of key nuclear treaty Lawmakers to watch during Wednesday's impeachment hearing 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. JohnsonDemocrats 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 Live coverage: House Judiciary to vote on impeachment after surprise delay MORE (D-Ga.) told The Hill last week.