Wednesday, May 29, 2024

MAGA Rep. Mo Brooks Teases Senate Run; Would Be Nightmare for McConnell

Alabama congressman has been an unrelenting defender of former President Trump...

(Headline USA) Alabama U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks, teasing the announcement of a possible run for U.S. Senate, has scheduled a Monday campaign rally where he will be joined by former President Donald Trump adviser Stephen Miller.

The north Alabama Republican, who came under fire for his remarks at a Trump rally ahead of the Jan. 6 siege at the U.S. Capitol, would be a pro-MAGA entry into the developing race to replace establishment Sen. Richard Shelby.

Brooks said Miller — who was Trump’s top immigration policy adviser— will be his special guest for an “exciting announcement” at the event titled a “Campaign Rally and Announcement.”

Brooks announced the rally Wednesday night on Twitter.

The event will be held at a Huntsville gun range.

From pro-Trump website The Gateway Pundit:

When fellow members of the GOP Surrender Caucus refused to make a stand against the historic election fraud in the 2020 election, Brooks refused to be silent and vowed to fight for election integrity.

Back in December, Mo Brooks was the first Republican lawmaker to request election fraud hearings before the January 6th Electoral College vote in the US capital.

Brooks later ripped his GOP critics Monday as quitters unwilling to do the “homework” needed to save the Trump presidency…

Rep. Brooks has also been a staunch defender of our borders and the rule of law.

Brooks is no wallflower.

Shelby announced earlier this year that he would not seek re-election in 2022.

Two House Democrats have proposed that Congress censure Brooks, arguing without evidence that his remarks incited the “mob” that attacked the U.S. Capitol.

“Today is the day that American patriots start taking down names and kicking ass,” Brooks said at the Save America rally that day in standard political rhetoric.

Brooks has said his critics are misrepresenting his remarks, which were intended as a pep talk for the next election cycle.

The only announced candidate in the developing Senate race is Lynda Blanchard, Trump’s former ambassador to Slovenia.

Blanchard has cast herself as a staunch defender of Trump’s legacy.

In an effort to deter other candidates, Blanchard made a saber-rattling $3 million commitment for television airtime before the May 24, 2022, primary.

Adapted from reporting by Associated Press.

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