According to former Senator Jeff Flake, Joe Biden strikes fear in a lot of Republicans.
Speaking to CBS News (where he now serves as a contributor), the notoriously moderate Republican said that the thought of former Vice President Joe Biden seeking the presidency in 2020 "strikes fear in a lot of Republicans."
Joe Biden has not definitively said whether he will be running for president in 2020, but many expect him to make an announcement soon.
"He can speak to those states that President Trump won, the Rust Belt in particular, and he's seen as more of a centrist. He was a Senator for 30 some years. He knows how to work with the Senate, with the Congress, and I think that's certainly one that worries Republicans," Flake said.
Flake added that he hopes someone in the Republican Party challenges President Trump for the 2020 nomination — perhaps former Ohio Governor John Kasich. Flake believes that it would remind conservatives "what it means to be decent."
"I really don't think there's going to be a serious challenge," said Flake. "John Kasich has talked about it and he would be a strong candidate, I believe. He has a strong record as governor, back in Congress, as well. But he's not decided to do so. [Maryland Governor] Larry Hogan has been talked about. He has a strong record," Flake said. "I hope that somebody does, if only to remind to Republicans what it means to be conservative and what it means to be decent. I do hope somebody runs."
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