Flake on Jones victory: 'Decency wins'

Flake on Jones victory: 'Decency wins'
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Sen. Jeff FlakeJeffrey (Jeff) Lane FlakeProtesters who went viral confronting Flake cheered at award event Feinstein to introduce bill raising age to purchase assault weapons after California shooting Pollster says Trump unlikely to face 'significant' primary challenge MORE (R-Ariz.) responded to Democrat Doug Jones’s victory Tuesday in the Alabama Senate race by saying “Decency wins.”

Flake, who has announced he will not seek reelection in 2018, was a vocal critic of Republican candidate Roy Moore.

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Moore was plagued during the campaign by allegations of sexual misconduct, including accusations that he made advances on teenagers when he was in his 30s.

Flake wrote Jones’s campaign a $100 check, writing “Country over Party” in the memo line.

Flake pointed to Moore’s past remarks that Muslims should not serve in Congress as an indicator he is “unfit” for office.