On Wednesday, former President Donald Trump Say He is withdrawing support for Alabama Republican congressman Mo Brooks, considered by many to be the pro-Trump America First candidate, who is running for the U.S. Senate to replace retiring Senator Richard Scheer Compare.
Trump’s support is seen as a key factor in Alabama’s GOP Senate primary — and Brooks’ disapproval appears to have passed Brooks, suggesting Republicans are “moving on” from the 2020 election .
Former President Trump withdrew his support for Rep. Mo Brooks in his Alabama Senate race. Brooks’ sin, as Trump calls it? When it comes to the 2020 presidential election, “leave it behind, leave it behind.” According to Trump, it was a “terrible mistake.” pic.twitter.com/KtE8b0sIjP
– Byron York (@ByronYork) March 23, 2022
Trump: ‘I hereby withdraw my support for Mo Brooks in the Senate’
Trump said Brooks has suffered in recent polls and has not paid enough attention to what the former president sees as fraud in the 2020 election.
“When I endorsed Mo Brooks, he led by 44 points and was unstoppable,” Trump said in a statement. “Then he hired a new campaign who ‘excellently’ persuaded him to ‘stop talking about the 2020 election.'”
“He listened to them,” Trump lamented.
“Mo Brooks of Alabama made a terrible mistake recently, when he ‘woke up,’ he said of the 2020 presidential election scam, ‘leave it behind, leave it behind ‘, despite the fact that the election was riddled with fraud and irregularities,” Trump said.
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Trump continued: “Very sad, but now that he has decided to go in the other direction, and so do I, I hereby withdraw my support for Mo Brooks in the Senate.”
The former president said he would support another candidate “in the near future.”
The main issue appears to be Brooks’ legal advice to Trump that the 2020 election cannot be reversed, whether fraud is involved or not.
exist polls, Brooks initially had a significant lead over Senate primary candidate Katie Boydbritt (Shelby’s former chief of staff). Shelby said he would support Britt.
Until December 2021, Brooks lead more than 30%.
What a horrible move. Trump has endorsed the loser who congratulated Biden in early November, but Mo Brooks, one of the cycle’s top candidates, slipped once (even out of context) — he lost his interest in neoconservatives support? The Trump side is absolutely stupid. https://t.co/emP2OmtRhi
– Red Eagle Politics (@RedEaglePatriot) March 23, 2022
Brooks campaign: ‘I hope President Trump doesn’t fall for McConnell’s trick, but he does again’
brooks campaign Response to Trump’s withdrawal Backing his support by accusing Trump of being manipulated by Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell.
“It’s disappointing that, just like in 2017, President Trump has Mitch McConnell manipulating him again,” Brooks’ campaign said in a statement.
“Every negative TV ad against our campaign has come from McConnell and his allies,” the Brooks campaign insisted. “I hope President Trump doesn’t fall for McConnell’s trick, but he’s got it again.”
“Katie Britt’s campaign was supported and funded by McConnell allies, and she remains a high-tax, open-border, cheap foreign labor, chamber of commerce lobbyist,” it continued, describing Brooks as an early Republican Select “The Only Proven U.S. Preferred Candidate”.