Jeff Flake joins more than 2 dozen former Republican members of Congress in backing Biden for president

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Over two dozen former Republican members of Congress are backing Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden.

The Biden campaign on Monday announced that former Republican Senator Jeff Flake and more are joining a "Republicans for Biden" effort as they endorse the former vice president in the 2020 election, Fox News reports. Some of the Republicans on the list, including former Rep. Charlie Dent, had previously endorsed Biden.

"These former members of Congress are supporting Joe Biden because they know what's at stake in this election and that Trump's failures as president have superseded partisanship," the campaign told Fox News.

Flake in 2017 decided not to seek re-election, and he previously urged his fellow Republicans not to support Trump in 2020, telling them it's "time to risk your careers in favor of your principles."

A number of other Republicans have endorsed Biden for president, some of whom, including former Ohio Gov. John Kasich, recently spoke at the Democratic National Convention. The Trump campaign in a statement on Monday said, "Joe Biden has been a failure in the Washington Swamp for a half century, so no one should be surprised when Swamp creatures gather to protect one of their own."

Flake is reportedly set to deliver remarks on his endorsement of Biden later on Monday.

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