You already knew he sucked. Turns out Jeff Flake sucks even more.
After releasing a hollow statement condemning Donald Trump back in October, Flake put offered up another meaningless gesture. This time it focused on the Senate race in Alabama.
Country over Party pic.twitter.com/JZMTaEYdxQ
— Jeff Flake (@JeffFlake) December 5, 2017
That’s Senator Jeff Flake’s $100 check to the campaign of Democrat Doug Jones, who is running against Alabama Senator Roy Moore, who’s likely to become a Senator despite multiple accusations of preying on and sexually assaulting teen girls.
In theory, this is a great gesture—it’s a Republican politician taking a stand against his party’s abandonment of morality. That is, of course, until you remember that Flake isn’t running for re-election and has nothing to lose. In that context, the check comes off similarly to his anti-Trump statement—a meager effort made entirely to save a little face, as well as the hope that more GOPers will share his sentiments and do the same (hint: they won’t).
As per usual, the left side of Twitter mashed it to bits.
yo @JeffFlake DM me your venmo i can loan you some money
— Adam H. Johnson (@adamjohnsonNYC) December 5, 2017
[presents McDonald's gift certificate at Burger King cash register] country over party
— Dave Itzkoff (@ditzkoff) December 5, 2017
There was one Republican to speak out, though—Nebraska Senator Ben Sasse, who criticized Flake and showed a little belief in Americans.
This donation is a bad idea.
It's possible to be against BOTH partial birth abortion AND child molestation. Happily, most Americans are. https://t.co/BjVH2gL69F
— Ben Sasse (@BenSasse) December 6, 2017
Unfortunately for him, the left saw right through that too.
Senator Flake, I see your insanely weak gesture and raise you https://t.co/5xmH00z48L
— targeted individual swag (@ByYourLogic) December 6, 2017