Jeff Flake is among more than two dozen former Republican members of Congress to endorse Joe Biden, the Democratic presidential nominee’s campaign announced on Monday.
The announcement came on the day that Republicans will vote to renominate President Trump as their presidential nominee and the first day of the mostly virtual Republican National Convention.
Flake spent just a single, six-year term in the Senate and left office in 2019, explaining his decision in a Senate floor speech that condemned the state of political discourse and Trump. Before that, he represented Arizona in the House for 12 years.
The slate of 27 Republicans endorsing Biden includes some who previously announced their support: former Pennsylvania Rep. Charlie Dent, who left office in 2018, and former New York Rep. Susan Molinari, who represented a Staten Island and Brooklyn district from 1990-97. The new endorsers follow a number of Republicans who praised Biden during the Democratic National Convention last week, including former Ohio Gov. John Kasich and Cindy McCain, widow of the late Sen. John McCain.