Sen. Jeff Flake, R-AZ, said Monday that he would support the Democratic candidate in the Alabama special election over Roy Moore following allegations of sexual assault against the Alabama Republican.
“If this choice is between Roy Moore and a Democrat, a Democrat,” Flake told reporters on Monday when asked who he would support in the special election. “For sure.”
Flakes comments came after Beverly Young Nelson accused Moore of sexually assaulting her when she was 16 years old.
Moore’s campaign has struggled with the scandal after the Washington Post reported last week that he had sexual contact with a 14-year old girl in 1979, when he was 32. Three other women also claimed Moore pursued them while they were teenagers.