Donald Trump wants to prove that he is a winner by endorsing candidates in every important senate race. The problem for Republicans is that Trump is most concerned about what is best for him, rather than the party. This has led to endorsements for controversial candidates like Mehmet Oz, JD Vance, and Herschel Walker.
Republican Richard Shelby is retiring from the senate and the seat is almost certain to remain in GOP hands. Trump surprised the party by backing candidate Katie Britt over loyalist Mo Brooks. This has led to criticism in MAGA circles.
Brooks is an ardent supporter of Trump, even speaking at the January 6th rally prior to the insurrection. But he lost the former President’s support when he said the party must move on from the 2020 election. “Katie is an Incredible Fighter for the people of Alabama,” Trump wrote.
Fox News’ Mark Levin called the move a ‘disaster.’ The radio host continued, “Very disappointing. Britt is a McConnell-supported RINO praised by the head of the Alabama Democrat Party. I hope Mo can pull it off. Lord knows we need his conservative voice and vote in the Senate.”
Brooks responded to the snub, saying, “This is weird: last time Donald Trump talked about Katie Britt, he said she was unqualified for the Senate. Donald Trump is the only man in American politics who could get conned by Mitch McConnell twice in an Alabama Senate race.”
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Todd Neikirk is a New Jersey-based politics and technology writer. His work has been featured in psfk.com, foxsports.com, and PoliticusUSA. An avid pet lover, he has been known to contribute to Pet Lifestyles Magazine. He enjoys sports, politics, technology, and spending time at the shore with his family.