“Few Republicans have as much COURAGE and FIGHT as Alabama Congressman Mo Brooks,” Trump mentioned in a press release.

Serving in his sixth time period within the House, Brooks is searching for the Senate seat left open by retiring GOP Sen. Richard Shelby.

With Trump’s endorsement, Brooks will doubtless lock up the GOP nomination and be seen because the race’s front-runner given his ties to the previous President’s supporters and the truth that Trump received Alabama by 26 factors final fall.

Now out of workplace, Trump has signaled he plans to make use of his recognition to get behind Senate candidates in his mildew — to the fears of some GOP operatives tasked with profitable again the Senate who fear that Trump will again candidates who may battle in statewide races.

Brooks has been a powerful ally of Trump’s and was one of many first congressional members to publicly state he would object to the certification of Joe Biden’s victory within the 2020 presidential election. He additionally boosted Trump’s baseless claims of widespread fraud within the 2020 election.

In his endorsement, the previous Republican President mentioned Brooks “will protect our Second Amendment, combat the Biden open borders agenda” and “is fighting for voter integrity (like few others).”

At the January 6 “Stop the Steal” rally, Brooks instructed the group, “Today is the day American patriots start taking down names and kicking ass.” Hours later, the pro-Trump mob stormed and ransacked the US Capitol to attempt to cease Congress from certifying Biden’s victory.

NCS previously reported that his inflammatory remarks led some House Republicans to privately advocate for stripping Brooks from his committee assignments for a while.
Brooks announced his campaign for Senate final month, with an introduction by former Trump adviser Stephen Miller. Before leaping into the race, Brooks had spoken to Trump about working for Senate, NCS previously reported.
In 2017, Trump backed Sen. Luther Strange, who was appointed to fill Jeff Sessions’ seat and later defeated by Judge Roy Moore within the particular election GOP main. He then endorsed Moore, regardless of the sexual allegations towards the Alabama candidate, within the particular basic election, however Moore misplaced out to Democratic Sen. Doug Jones.
In 2020, Trump endorsed former Auburn soccer Tommy Tuberville over Sessions, with whom he had a falling out, within the GOP Senate main and the then-President’s public assaults towards his former lawyer basic in the end damage Sessions’ Senate marketing campaign.

NCS’s Manu Raju and Alex Rogers contributed to this report.


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