Republican Senator Jeff Flake of Arizona, an outspoken critic of President Donald Trump who sparred with the president on Twitter, has revealed that he has donated $100 to Democratic politician Doug Jones who is running against Republican Roy Moore in next week’s Senate election in Alabama.
The photo was posted after Flake agreed with Mitt Romney that Roy Moore being elected would be a "stain on the GOP and on the nation."
Moore has been accused by multiple women of attempting to start relationships with them while they were teenagers and he was in his 30s. One woman has said that she was 14 when he initiated sexual contact with her. Moore has denied the allegations, calling them a "socialist" lie.
Dozens of Republican politicians, including Mitt Romney and John McCain have condemned Moore and called for him to withdraw from the race. Though Moore has earned the endorsement of President Donald Trump, who tweeted...
Democrats refusal to give even one vote for massive Tax Cuts is why we need Republican Roy Moore to win in Alabama. We need his vote on stopping crime, illegal immigration, Border Wall, Military, Pro Life, V.A., Judges 2nd Amendment and more. No to Jones, a Pelosi/Schumer Puppet!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 4, 2017
Putting Pelosi/Schumer Liberal Puppet Jones into office in Alabama would hurt our great Republican Agenda of low on taxes, tough on crime, strong on military and borders...& so much more. Look at your 401-k’s since Election. Highest Stock Market EVER! Jobs are roaring back!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 4, 2017
Flake's decision led to mixed reactions on social media.
That's it? $100? You will need to cut a bigger check if you want to impress me.— Wendy Garcia (@WendySenateLD22) December 5, 2017
If I'm going to call out things that I don't like, I also need to acknowledge things that represent the right thing to do. While I don't like the voting record of @JeffFlake I acknowledge that his public support of Doug Jones is most definitely the right thing to do.— Jerome Dawson (@JeromeDawson3) December 5, 2017
A more meaningful demonstration of country over party would have been voting "no" on the scam that your party calls a tax bill.— kateharrington (@kateharrington) December 5, 2017
$100? That's lunch, Jeff. You voted to take away healthcare for kids & my Medicare & Social Security. You also sat your ass right next to the beast at 1600 & posed for his photo-op. This check means nothing.— Eileen O'Farrell (@ofarrelltalent) December 5, 2017
Alabama goes to the polls on December 12th.