Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Ala.) on Wednesday issued a blistering response to former President Trump‘s decision to unendorse him in the Alabama Senate race, accusing Trump of asking him to remove President Biden from the White House following the 2020 election despite his protests.
The statement from Brooks, a Trump ally that spoke at his rally on Jan. 6, seems to suggest that Trump asked for the lawmaker’s involvement in unwinding Biden’s election as president even after the Jan. 6 incident where the Capitol was stormed.
“President Trump asked me to rescind the 2020 elections, immediately remove Joe Biden from the White House, immediately put President Trump back in the White House, and hold a new special election for the presidency,” Brooks said in a statement. “As a lawyer, I’ve repeatedly advised President Trump that January 6 was the final election contest verdict and neither the U.S. Constitution nor the U.S. Code permit what President Trump asks. Period.”
Brooks’s statement comes hours after Trump pulled his endorsement of the lawmaker as he runs for an open Senate seat in the state’s Republican primary this year.
Trump in his announcement said Brooks had “hired a new campaign staff who ‘brilliantly’ convinced him to ‘stop talking about the 2020 Election.”
“Election Fraud must be captured and stopped, or we won’t have a Country anymore,” Trump said in his statement. “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.”
Brooks responded that when Trump asked him to help him overturn the election he knew “full well that it might cause President Trump to rescind his endorsement.”
“But I took a sworn oath to defend and protect the U.S. Constitution. I honor my oath. That is the way I am. I break my sworn oath for no man,” Brooks said. “I’m still the most conservative candidate in the race.”
This is an excerpt from The Hill.
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