Representative Mo Brooks (R-AL) wants to be Senator Mo Brooks, and for that, he’s relying on his endorsement from Donald Trump. Is it merely coincidence that, after reports that Trump was threatening to withdraw that endorsement over Brooks’ comments about the 2020 election, Brooks hurried to boast of just how supportive he was of election conspiracy theories?
As reported yesterday, Trump has threatened to change his endorsement in the 2022 Alabama Senate race. Though he’s endorsed Brooks already, he cited the Alabama Republican’s suggestion that rallygoers should look forward to 2022 and 2024 elections, rather than focusing on the 2020 election that Trump claims was stolen, as a reason that he might take back his endorsement and throw his support behind one of Brooks’ opponents instead.
Whether the reason Trump would change his endorsement is truly because of Brooks’ failure to push the Big Lie hard enough, or because of polls in which Brooks’ opponent, Katie Britt, seemed to be pulling ahead, Brooks responded to the warning Thursday morning. He tweeted out a campaign video that focuses on his speech on January 6th, and his support of Trump’s false claims of rampant voter fraud, and added a jab at Britt, whose loyalties he says are not with (former) President Trump.
Alabamians need to know EXACTLY where Katie Britt’s loyalties lie… & it’s NOT with President Trump and grassroots conservatives! pic.twitter.com/iDMLYC93gr
— Mo Brooks – Endorsed By President Trump 🇺🇸 (@MoBrooks) March 17, 2022
“On January 6th I proudly stood with President Trump in the fight against voter fraud,” he reminded voters, before lashing out at some of the Republicans Trump himself has repeatedly attacked — Mitch McConnell and Liz Cheney. The video lumps Britt in with these, labeling her an “open-border [Republican in name only].”
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