Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., said Monday that he would vote for Democrat Doug Jones over Judge Roy Moore in the Alabama special election for Senate and would support expelling Moore if he wins.
“I don’t think it will get to that,” Flake said regarding expulsion. “But if it does, yes.”
“If the choice is between Roy Moore and a Democrat — the Democrat, no doubt,” Flake said about the choice in the race.
“I would literally — if I were in Alabama — I would run to the polling place to vote for the Democrat.”
Flake is the second Republican to pre-emptively support expelling Moore from the Senate, after Sen. Cory Gardner, R-Colo., chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, made the initial call earlier Monday.
Five women have accused Moore of sexual improprieties dating back 40 years.