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Disdained by Trump, Mo Brooks rises in Alabama Senate race


In politics, “the only thing that matters is how much money you have and how far you are willing to go,” he said in disgust on Friday. “It’s very, very disturbing. I hope it will backfire on me.”

Mr. Brooks’ stay in the barrel took place in the spring. A super PAC favoring Ms Britt, Alabama’s Future, recovered clips of the congressman disparaging Mr Trump in 2016. “I don’t think you can trust Donald Trump with anything he says,” Ms. Brooks at the time. Another outside group, calling itself No More Mo, ran an ad on the Florida Media Market that includes Mar-a-Lago, who shouted that Mr. Brooks was “a proven loser” and “Trump deserves winners. “.

Mr. Trump withdrew his endorsement of Mr. Brooks soon after.

His reason given was that Mr Brooks had become wavering on election denial as he urged voters to focus on future races. Mr. Brooks revealed in response that Mr. Trump pressed him for months after January 6 to illegally “cancel” the 2020 election and impeach President Biden, and that he told Mr. Trump that it was impossible under the Constitution.

Despite the Trumpian snub, Mr. Brooks continues to falsely claim that the election was stolen from the former president, a view widely shared by Republicans in Alabama.

On May 12, Mr. Brooks was subpoenaed by the House committee investigating the violence of January 6, 2021. On that date, Mr. Brooks, wearing a body armor, had asked the restless crowd of Trump supporters gathered near the White House: “Are you ready to do what it takes to fight for America? Cheers broke out. He continued, “Are you going to fight for America?” Soon after, the protest turned into a riot and the Capitol was breached.

On Friday evening, Mr Brooks appeared at Clanton in Peach Park, a popular roadside fruit and ice cream stand adorned with photos of beauty queens posing with peaches, for an outdoor screening of the film ‘2000 Mules’ . The film is the latest conservative effort to promote the myth of widespread fraud in the 2020 election. The Georgia State Elections Commission last week rejected some key claims in the film.

“What we’re going to see tonight is a reaffirmation of what we already know,” Mr Brooks told a sparse crowd.

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