Jeff Flake Reveals 2020 Plans
Flake was spotted at the network's New York City headquarters on Jan. 4 amid talks for a role, The Hollywood Reporter reported at the time.
That role was formally announced on CBS This Morning on Tuesday during a segment about his future ambitions. A moderate Republican who left his U.S. Senate seat earlier this month, Flake was considered a potential Republican challenger to President Trump in 2020.
"I've always said that I do hope there is a Republican who challenges President Trump," he said. "That will not be me."
Flake will work on a series of pieces that will search for common ground in the U.S., CBS This Morning co-host John Dickerson said. Flake cited efforts to pass comprehensive criminal justice reform as an example.
Former Ohio Gov. John Kasich – often floated as another Trump challenger – recently signed on as a CNN contributor.