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Republican Sen. Jeff Flake Got Roasted Over His $100 ‘Country Over Party’ Donation To Doug Jones

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On Tuesday, Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) — who was caught in November on a hot mic declaring that Republicans “are toast” — awkwardly perched next to President Trump while he plugged alleged pedophile Roy Moore’s Alabama Senate race during a meeting with GOP congressmen. Trump, of course, has officially endorsed Moore, and the RNC has resumed funding for his campaign, despite the many allegations of sexual misconduct at hand.

For Flake, the awkward act of sitting next to Trump as he bragged about Republican “unity” (and stated, “We don’t want to have a liberal Democrat in Alabama, believe me”) must have been too much to bear. As a result, Flake decided to symbolically donate to Moore’s Democratic opponent, Doug Jones, and the GOP senator then tweeted the evidence.

Yes, that’s a whopping $100 check, so there was some of this happening….

Not only that, but Flake’s replies are full of people who recognized his gesture of stepping out of party lines and standing against Moore, yet they delivered the same response.

Indeed, people who were shocked and disgusted after Senate Republicans passed a sweeping tax reform bill (despite no one being able to read it) would prefer that the “country over party” line had come up earlier. One thing is certain — the Dec. 12 Moore-Jones race will be eventful.

(Via Jeff Flake on Twitter)

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