Jeff Flake Donates to Roy Moore’s Democratic Rival: ‘Country Over Party’

Republican Sen. Jeff Flake on Tuesday posted an image of a $100 check he made out to Roy Moore’s Democratic rival in Alabama’s U.S. Senate election. “Country over party,” the retiring Arizona senator wrote as a caption to the image showing his donation to Doug Jones’ campaign. Flake has been outspoken in his displeasure with the Trump administration; and that disapproval has similarly extended to Moore’s Senate campaign—especially in light of the sexual-misconduct allegations against the ex-judge. “It’s going to be difficult enough for Republicans without being the party of Roy Moore,” Flake told reporters after Trump publicly endorsed the embattled candidate. Last month, the Republican senator said, “I would literally—if I were in Alabama—I would run to the polling place to vote for the Democrat.”