told KOLR Tuesday night that the last thing he was worried about was being re-elected.
"I wasn't concerned about my race at all," Long said. "In fact, I didn't care if I went back. I was concerned about the president of the United States. He puts people on the Supreme Court. No Congressman does that.
"And I said that very vocally in a conference call with Paul Ryan and Kevin McCarthy and House leadership a few weeks ago. I don't speak up a lot on conference calls, but when I do, I've got something to say."
Long said he was thankful to return to Congress, but "my seat in Congress isn't that important." Taking a swipe at House Republicans who abandoned Trump or did not get behind him, Long added, "My colleagues were all worried about saving their own hides."