The Aptly Named Jeff Flake

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“Country over Party” outgoing U.S. Senator Jeff Flake (R-Arizona) wrote on the $100 check he sent to Alabama U.S. Senate candidate Doug Jones (D-NARAL).

Jones, now trailing Roy Moore, the Republican, by a few percentage points, told Chuck Todd on MSNBC in September that he doesn’t support restricting abortion after 20 weeks or really at all.

“I’m not in favor of anything that is going to infringe on a woman’s right and her freedom to choose,” Jones said. “That’s just the position that I’ve had for many years. It’s a position I continue to have. But I want to make sure people understand, that once a baby is born, I’m going to be there for that child. That’s where I become a right-to-lifer.”

So, no infanticide?  That’s reassuring.

About a month ago, Jones “clarified” that he supports restrictions on “late-term procedures,” but even then he left himself wiggle room, the kind that as a practical matter could leave no restrictions on nine-months-plus abortion at all.

Jones says on his web site he “will … stand with Planned Parenthood” – as in the odious fetal-parts-trafficking organization that Flake voted to defund.

In short, there is no situation where having Jones in the U.S. Senate will benefit the country. So why did Flake write him a check?

As we all know, Moore has been accused by two women of horrible behavior when they were underage several decades ago. (He denies it.)

If Flake is so disturbed by Moore, why doesn’t he just dissociate himself  from Moore and leave it at that?

But no, he writes a check to give aid and comfort to the forces of darkness, and then tweets it to show what a broad-minded person he is.

Flake thinks his heart is in the right place, but his head …

His $100 check to Jones reveals that not only does Flake have poor judgment …

He’s cheap.