Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Politics

Trump endorses Alabama Senate candidate Katie Britt after flipping on Mo Brooks

Former President Donald Trump endorsed Alabama Senate candidate Katie Britt Friday night, stating his opposition to a candidate he previously endorsed, Rep. Mo Brooks.

Trump, in an email sent late Friday, said he unendorsed Brooks because he had gone “woke” on the issue of the 2020 election.

“Last year I endorsed Mo Brooks for the U.S. Senate because I thought he was a Fighter,” Trump wrote in a press release. “Then, out of nowhere, and for seemingly no reason, Mo backtracked and made a big mistake by going Woke at our massive Cullman, Alabama Rally.”

REPUBLICANS, DEMOCRATS DISMISS IMPACT JAN 6 COULD HAVE ON MIDTERMS: ‘IT’S THE ECONOMY, STUPID”

Trump continued, “Instead of denouncing the Voter Fraud in the Election, Mo lectured the crowd of 63,000 people saying, “Put that behind you, put that behind you,” meaning that, in effect, forget the Rigged Election and go on to the future.  The problem is, if you do that, it will happen again.”

Brooks and Britt are running to fill retiring Sen. Richard Shelby’s, R-Ala., Senate seat. They face each other in a runoff primary election on June 21.

FILE - Former U.S. President Donald Trump welcomes candidate for U.S. Senate and U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks, R-Ala., to the stage during a "Save America" rally at York Family Farms on Aug. 21, 2021 in Cullman, Alabama. 

Brooks has tried to regain Trump’s endorsement in his run for Senate, beginning a campaign asking the former president to “Reendorse Mo.”

REP. BANKS SAYS JAN. 6 HEARING WAS ‘PRIMETIME DUD’: ‘THEY WANT TO THROW DONALD TRUMP IN JAIL’

Trump called Britt “a fearless America First Warrior,” and assured voters that she would push policy in line with the Make America Great Again movement.

“The proud mother of two wonderful children, Katie, along with her great husband, Wesley, a Star at the University of Alabama and the New England Patriots, are True Champions for the American Family,” Trump said.

Britt took a victory lap on social media after the announcement, declaring her commitment to the “America First” political agenda.

Brooks hit back with a statement saying Trump is “the only man in American politics who could get conned by Mitch McConnell twice in an Alabama Senate race.”

ALABAMA SENATE CANDIDATE MIKE DURANT: BIDEN ‘BEHIND THE BALL IN EVERY DECISION’

“This is weird: last time Donald Trump talked about Katie Britt, he said she was unqualified for the Senate,” Brooks said late Friday. “Let’s just admit it: Trump endorses the wrong people sometimes. He endorsed Mitt Romney, he endorsed John McCain and now he’s endorsed Katie Britt, who his own son, Don Jr. called ‘Alabama’s Liz Cheney.'”

“Alabama grassroots remember in 2017 when Donald Trump and Mitch McConnell got involved in a Senate primary in Alabama—and we rejected them,” Brooks continued. “The people of Alabama will decide.”

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

You May Also Like

Politics

 A ShopRite worker in Staten Island was arrested Sunday for allegedly slapping former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani on the back at a...

Politics

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Sunday attempted to blame former President Donald Trump for the rise in extremism when responding to a question about...

United States

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. — Just six weeks before the 2020 presidential election — game day for vote-counting bureaucrats — Tina Peters was so proud...

Politics

New York Gov. Kathy Hochul, a Democrat, said Sunday that the Empire State will be a “safe harbor” for those seeking an abortion after...

Politics

The landmark Supreme Court ruling overturning Roe v. Wade is already impacting one of the more unique midterm races in the country, where Utah...

United States

On the first weekend after the Supreme Court overturned nearly five decades of constitutional abortion rights, Democrats seized on the ruling to portray their...

Politics

Austin City Council members are seeking to pass legislation that would decriminalize abortion citywide after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, a decision...

Politics

South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem, a Republican, on Sunday praised the recent Supreme Court ruling that overturned Roe v. Wade as a decision that...