Former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski on Wednesday teased that he is “very, very close” to announcing whether he will run for Senate in New Hampshire, and previewed that an official announcement could come as early as next month.
“I wanted to get through yesterday before I made the final decision. I’m very, very close to announcing my decision on the U.S. Senate race,” Lewandowski told the hosts of “Fox & Friends.”
“This is the number one rated television show in America right now, and if I was going to do it, I promise you I would do it on this show,” he said. “But the truth is, I’ve got to spend a little more time with my family.”
The remarks from Lewandowski regarding a potential Republican challenge to Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen come after his appearance Tuesday on Capitol Hill, where he offered combative testimony before the House Judiciary Committee regarding potential obstruction of justice by President Donald Trump.
Lewandowski antagonized Democratic lawmakers on the panel and refused to answer their questions about his conversations with Trump, prompting Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.) to deem his behavior “completely unacceptable.”
Nadler also said he was considering holding Lewandowski in contempt Congress, and suggested the Trump confidnat’s attempts to stifle the Democratic inquiry bolsters the case to impeach the president on the basis that the White House is obstructing congressional oversight efforts.
Lewandowski claimed he “actually spent a lot of time preparing” for the Judiciary Committee proceedings, which he dismissed as a “charade” on Wednesday.
“Now the House Judiciary Committee wants to go and talk about impeaching the president of the United States for something other than standing up and putting America first, and if he is charged with that, then he is guilty,” Lewandowski said. “Putting America first is exactly what this president has done.”
Amid his hours-long testimony, Lewandowski tweeted out a link to a website he said was “launched to help a potential senate run,” encouraging his followers to “Sign up now!” The formal beginning of that campaign could begin in just two weeks, he told “Fox & Friends” on Wednesday.
“I think the very beginning of October, I’m going to let the American people and the people of New Hampshire know my decision on the U.S. Senate,” he said.
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