WASHINGTON (AP) – Republicans like to tout the elephant as their party symbol, but as Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake recently found out, the animals don’t always like Republicans.
The GOP senator posted a video on his Twitter account Thursday of a group of elephants, including baby elephants, charging his group’s vehicle in Gorongosa National Park in Mozambique. The video filmed from the back of the vehicle shows a small herd running toward them, and someone says “go, go, go” from the car as it speeds up.
Flake’s tweet said “These elephants have no respect for a fellow Republican. No respect I tell ya.”
Management at Gorongosa National Park confirmed that elephants approached a U.S. delegation during a visit last week.
Flake was part of a congressional mission of Republicans and Democrats that he led to Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Botswana and Namibia last week to investigate the harmful effects of wildlife trafficking and poaching.
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