REPORT: Jeff Flake In Talks With CBS News About Role With Network

William Davis | Contributor

Former Arizona Republican Sen. Jeff Flake is in talks with CBS News for a potential role with the network, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The report published Thursday states that Flake was spotted at the company’s New York City headquarters last Friday and is in talks with the network about a role as an on-air contributor, or possibly something more. Flake left Washington D.C. earlier this month after 18 years in Congress, including one term in the Senate. (RELATED: Jeff Flake Will Introduce Bill To Raise Taxes Before Leaving)

Senator Jeff Flake looks on during a Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing for U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., September 27, 2018. REUTERS/Jim Bourg

Senator Jeff Flake looks on during a Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing for U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., September 27, 2018. REUTERS/Jim Bourg

Known as a staunch conservative during his time in the House of Representatives, Flake seemed to put off portions of his base after seeming to move some of his policy positions to the left, and becoming a frequent critic of President Donald Trump. Flake initially planned to run for re-election in 2018, but decided to retire.

Flake was replaced by Democratic Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, who was sworn in with the new congress Jan. 3.

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