Former president Donald Trump said Alabama Representative Mo Brooks, who has historically supported Trump, is “disappointing” and recently decided to pull Brooks’ endorsement in the upcoming Senate race over comments Brooks made at a rally recently. Here is President Trump’s full statement:
“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,’”
“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.”
“Brooks of Alabama made a horrible mistake recently when he went ‘woke,’” said President Trump.
Brooks spoke at a rally in Cullman in August, during which he urged the crowd to “move forward” past the 2020 election. The crowd booed Brooks in response.
The former president, who still maintains he won the 2020 presidential election, told the Washington Examiner that he was disappointed with Brooks’ comments and that he would consider retracting his endorsement of Brooks in the Senate race.
“If it meant what he sounded like, I would have no problem changing [my endorsement] because when you endorse somebody, you endorse somebody based on principle. If he changed that principle, I would have no problem doing that,” Trump said.
Brooks seems relatively confused on the matter, and when asked about Trump’s comments, responded, “I am baffled because my position on voter fraud has not changed one iota since Jan. 6 (2021). In fact, much of what I said at the Cullman rally was also what I said at the Ellipse speech on January 6. We have to win elections and 2022 and 2024 in order to have the political power to ensure more honest and accurate elections.”
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