Republican Sen. Jeff Flake (Ariz.) bucked the party line on Tuesday by tweeting an image of a financial contribution he made out to Alabama Democratic Senate candidate Doug Jones.
Flake's check for $100 to Jones' campaign came with the memo "country over party."
Country over Party pic.twitter.com/JZMTaEYdxQ
— Jeff Flake (@JeffFlake) December 5, 2017
The tweet came one day after President Donald Trump endorsed Jones' opponent, Republican Roy Moore, and the Republican National Committee reversed its previous decision to cut financial ties with Moore ahead of the Dec. 12 special election.
Trump had been hesitant to back Moore and the national Republican Party had severed financial ties with him after several women accused the Senate candidate of sexual misconduct and assault.
A Washington Post report from last month described the stories of four women, who said that Moore pursued relationships with them while they were teenagers and he was in his 30s. One of the women said that she was 14 when he pursued her and initiated a sexual encounter. Several more women have come forward to accuse him of sexual misconduct since the initial report.
Moore maintains that the women are all lying and part of a Democratic plot to undermine his candidacy.
Flake has been an outspoken critic of Moore, calling Republicans' continuing support for the former judge "political tribalism at its worst."
After what we know, for Republicans to support Roy Moore over Doug Jones is political tribalism at its worst. We shouldn’t succumb to it
— Jeff Flake (@JeffFlake) November 26, 2017
Flake has also been an outspoken critic of Trump, penning an anti-Trump book titled Conscience of a Conservative.