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.READ MORE: Petition To Stop PennDOT's Proposal To Toll Interstate 79 In Bridgeville Tallies Nearly 3,000 Signatures
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.”READ MORE: 'No Hospitalization, No Funeral, No Burial': Woman Formerly Of Clairton Accused Of Dismembering Husband's Body, Collecting His Benefits
TV stations at the event picked up the comment.
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.MORE NEWS: FDA Advisers Endorse Pfizer’s COVID-19 Vaccine For Kids Ages 5 To 11
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