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Former US Sen. Jeff Flake accepts position as Harvard fellow

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PHOENIX – Former U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake of Arizona is going to the Ivy League, joining the Harvard resident fellows program in the fall.

Flake, a Republican who spent 12 years in the House of Representatives, said in a tweet posted Thursday morning he looked forward to being at the famous Massachusetts campus.

“With a shared commitment to the public good, they model lives of consequence to our students,” Mark Gearan, director of the university’s Institute of Politics at the Kennedy School of Government, said in a

The Arizona native spent the last years of his political career openly criticizing President Donald Trump

Flake announced he wasn’t running for re-election in October 2017. During his announcement from the Senate floor, he pointed to the divisive culture created under the president.

Since leaving lawmaking in January, Flake has been a contributor to CBS News and joined the board of a Scottsdale-based homebuilder.

He will be joined at the Harvard program by LaTosha Brown, co-founder of the Black Voters Matter Fund; Bob Cohn, president of The Atlantic; and Isabel de Saint Malo de Alvarado, a former Panamanian vice president and foreign minister.

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