Trump Just DEFEATED a Former Ally
(UnitedVoice.com) – Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL) was once one of former President Donald Trump’s staunchest allies. The former POTUS stood behind him when he launched a bid for the US Senate seat. However, that all changed after Brooks suggested Republicans needed to move on from the losses of the 2020 election cycle, and now, the congressman has lost his shot to move to the upper chamber.
On Tuesday, June 21, Republican Katie Britt won the Alabama GOP primary runoff election. She’ll head into the general election to represent her party, and barring a massive scandal, Britt will likely become the junior senator for the deep Red state. Her win comes months after Trump pulled his endorsement of “MAGA Mo” and gave it to her instead.
The former commander-in-chief originally wanted Brooks to assume Senator Richard Shelby’s (R) seat when he retired. In March, Trump pulled his endorsement after the six-term congressman said neither the Constitution nor federal laws would allow him to reverse President Joe Biden’s victory. That angered the former POTUS, and he eventually endorsed Britt.
THANK YOU, Alabama!
— Katie Britt for AL (@KatieBrittforAL) June 22, 2022
Brooks is reportedly leaving politics. According to POLITICO reporter Olivia Beavers, the congressman said he’s retiring after the “bad guys won.” The reporter posted on Twitter that he went on to call the former president the “biggest loser” and accused him of not being “a man of his word.”
NEW: Rep. Mo Brooks tells me he’s retiring from politics after the “bad guys won” — re. Katie Britt — beating him out for the Senate gop nomination in Alabama.
— Olivia Beavers (@Olivia_Beavers) June 22, 2022
For her part, Britt told Fox News Digital that Trump “absolutely” helped her win.
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