Mo Brooks (R-AL), currently a House Representative, but running for Senate, has enjoyed a little bit of a comeback, after Donald Trump’s withdrawal of his endorsement seemed to endanger Brooks’ election chances. Now, he’s fighting hard for the former president’s election disinformation campaign as he faces his own next election hurdle.
Donald Trump withdrew his endorsement of Brooks, who was falling behind in his primary polling, back in March. The former president indicated that this wasn’t about a potential impending loss, but about Brooks’ failure to strongly enough support Trump’s false claims about the 2020 election.
Since then, Brooks has been pushing the Big Lie hard, and he did scratch back enough votes that he’ll be in a primary runoff next month. Appearing on Fox News, he seemed to become quite frantic when the opportunity arose to support election conspiracy theories, getting very upset and speaking over the interviewer when she tried to confront him with evidence that the election was not ‘rigged’ or otherwise changed by fraud.
"That tells me you haven't done your homework … I'm getting in the last word on this one" — Brooks explodes on Fox News host Sandra Smith after she accurately points out there's no evidence the 2020 election was stolen from Trump
Smith, to her credit, holds her ground pic.twitter.com/rFwRztuwIJ
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) May 29, 2022
“Oh no, that’s wrong! I don’t know why you people in the media keep saying that!” Brooks fires back, after hearing that no evidence has ever been produced for Trump’s Big Lie. “You had 150 Congressmen and Senators who absolutely disagreed with you, on what you just said. So what are you calling them? What are you calling them, when you say 150 Republican Senators and Congressmen looked at the voter fraud issue, and said there was a major problem?”
Getting louder and angrier, he continues to rail against the facts, declaring, “I’m getting in the last word on this one!”
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