Sen. Jeff Flake says GOP is 'toast' if it follows Trump, Moore

Sen. Jeff Flake held a town hall meeting in Mesa where scandal and tax reform were talking points.

PHOENIX (AP) - Republican U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake was caught on an open microphone saying that the GOP is "toast" if it follows Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore and President Donald Trump.

Flake was talking to the mayor of the Phoenix suburb of Mesa after speaking at a town hall session for aerospace company workers Friday. He apparently didn't know the microphone attached to his lapel was still on when he said, "(If we) become the party of Roy Moore and Donald Trump, we are toast."

Flake, an outspoken critic of Trump, announced last month he wouldn't seek re-election. He's said he'd "vote for the Democrat" if he were in Alabama and had to choose between Moore, who's facing sexual misconduct allegations, and Democrat Doug Jones.

© 2017 Associated Press


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