Republican Flake tweets check made out to Alabama Democrat's campaign

A Republican senator on Tuesday posted a picture of a check made out to the campaign of Democratic Alabama Senate candidate Doug Jones.

Sen. Jeff Flake tweeted an image of a completed check for $100 for Jones’ Senate campaign. Jones is running against Republican Roy Moore, who has been accused by multiple women of pursuing romantic relationships with them when they were teenagers and he was in his 30s, including sexual contact with a then-14-year-old girl. Moore has denied the allegations.

The check to Jones’ campaign — which comes a week before next Tuesday’s special election — is for “Country over Party,” Flake wrote on Twitter.

Flake’s post comes hours after he sat next to President Donald Trump inside the White House, where the president touted the Republican Party’s unity.

“There’s a great spirit in the Republican Party like I’ve never seen before, like a lot of people have said they’ve never seen before,” Trump told reporters. “They’ve never seen anything like this, the unity.”

Washington Republicans initially called on Moore to step aside, but many have since softened their stances, including the president, who told reporters earlier Tuesday, “We don’t want to have a liberal Democrat in Alabama, believe me.” Trump endorsed Moore on Monday.

The Republican National Committee also restored funding for Moore’s campaign after pulling out of a joint fundraising deal last month.

Flake urged Moore to step aside last month. He tweeted on Nov. 13 that he “would run to the polling place to vote for the Democrat” if he lived in Alabama and had the choice between Moore and Jones.

“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,” he wrote on Nov. 26.

On Monday, he retweeted Mitt Romney, who said Moore “would be a stain on the GOP” and stressed that “[n]o vote, no majority is worth losing our honor, our integrity.”

Flake added that Romney was right: “A Roy Moore victory is no victory for the GOP and the nation."

Source: POLITICO – TOP Stories