Arizona Republican Sen. Jeff Flake says if the election were held today he wouldn’t vote for the Democratic or Republican nominees and instead implied he would write someone in on the November ballot.
“If the election were held today, for whom would you vote?” CNN’s Jake Tapper asked the Arizona senator Sunday on “State of the Union.”
“I would not vote for Hillary Clinton, and as of now I would still not vote for Donald Trump,” Flake responded.
It sounds unlikely Flake would vote for Libertarian Party nominee and former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson, either.
“If you don’t want to vote for either of them, would you vote for Gary Johnson, the libertarian?” Tapper asked.
“You can always write somebody in,” Flake said. “I just know that I would like to vote for Donald Trump, it’s not comfortable to not support your nominee, but given the positions he has taken and the tone and tenor of his campaign, I simply can’t.”
Flake has been one of Trump’s sharpest critics in the GOP. In July he had a contentious exchange with Trump, telling the New York businessman he was the Arizona senator “who didn’t get captured.”
On Wednesday, Flake did, however, praise Trump for traveling to Mexico and meeting with President Enrique Peña Nieto. (RELATED: Sen. Jeff Flake Is ‘Glad’ Trump Is Going To Mexico — Here’s Why [VIDEO])