U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks has asked former President Donald Trump to “re-endorse” him in his run for U.S. senate, after Trump dropped his previous endorsement of Brooks in March.
“MAGA Nation, here is my story. Join me in asking President Trump to #ReEndorseMo so that we can send a message to Mitch McConnell by sending a real America First conservative to the Senate on June 21,” Brooks tweeted Sunday.
“I had President Trumps’ endorsement at the beginning, but then Mitch McConnell spent millions on TV attacking me. At that time, it looked like our campaign was going nowhere, and sadly, President Trump pulled his endorsement,” Brooks wrote.
“But then funny thing happened: Mitch McConnell quit attacking us, our campaign SURGED and we made it into the runoff,” Brooks continued, who added that he believed Trump “knew what he was doing.” The Republican credited the former president with giving his campaign the “kick in the pants we needed.”
Brooks floated the idea that Trump had actually been planning to “bait ol’ Mitch into thinking we couldn’t win and get Mitch to stop attacking us.”
Brooks is in a runoff against Katie Britt for the U.S. senate seat currently held by U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby, who is retiring. The Republican primary runoff is set for June 21.
“It goes with the turf,” Brooks told them. “He is very mercurial. Tomorrow he may endorse me. He may endorse all of us.”
Trump announced on March 23 that he was dropping his previous endorsement of Brooks for senate. The former president criticized Brooks for telling supporters that they should move on from the last presidential election and look to the future, claiming Brooks had become “woke.”
Brooks told the crowd at an August rally to stop disputing the 2020 election results and “put that behind you” and look forward to 2022, which drew loud boos.
“When I endorsed Mo Brooks, he took a 44-point lead and was unstoppable. He then hired a new campaign staff who ‘brilliantly’ convinced him to ‘stop talking about the 2020 Election,'” Trump said at the time.
“Very sad but, since he decided to go in another direction, so have I, and I am hereby withdrawing my Endorsement of Mo Brooks for the Senate. I don’t think the great people of Alabama will disagree with me. Election Fraud must be captured and stopped, or we won’t have a Country anymore,” Trump added.
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