GOP Sen. Jeff Flake Donates to Roy Moore’s Democratic Opponent

Sen. Jeff Flake (R., Ariz.) / Getty

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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."

 

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.

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."

Flake has also been an outspoken critic of Trump, penning an anti-Trump book titled Conscience of a Conservative.

Alex Griswold

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Alex is a staff writer at the Washington Free Beacon. He graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 2012. Before joining the Free Beacon, he was a writer for Mediaite and The Daily Caller. He is originally from Buffalo, New York, but regrettably now lives in Washington, D.C. He can be reached at griswold@freebeacon.com

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