Flake on Jones victory: 'Decency wins'

Flake on Jones victory: 'Decency wins'
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Sen. Jeff FlakeJeffrey (Jeff) Lane FlakeTrump's attacks on McCain exacerbate tensions with Senate GOP Schumer to introduce bill naming Senate office building after McCain amid Trump uproar Trump keeps tight grip on GOP 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.