Alabama Republican Senate candidate Katie Britt.
- Former President Trump has backed Katie Britt over Mo Brooks in the Alabama GOP Senate runoff.
- “Katie Britt will never let you down,” he said in a statement through his Save America PAC.
- Trump un-endorsed Brooks in March, and the congressman had been working to earn his support back.
Former President Donald Trump on Friday endorsed former Senate chief of staff Katie Britt over Rep. Mo Brooks in the Alabama Senate runoff election — months after the former president withdrew his endorsement of the congressman and accused him of going “woke.”
Trump made the announcement after a poll by Alabama Daily News was released showing Britt with a 55 percent to 36 percent lead over Brooks — with the former president’s support poised to provide a significant boost to her candidacy in the lead-up to the June 21 runoff.
In his statement through his Save America PAC, the former president ripped into Brooks about the 2020 presidential election — despite the conservative lawmaker continuing to make media appearances calling into question the validity of the results.
“Last year I endorsed Mo Brooks for the U.S. Senate because I thought he was a Fighter, especially when it came to the Rigged and Stolen Presidential Election of 2020,” Trump said, continuing to repeat unsubstantiated claims of voter fraud. “Then, out of nowhere, and for seemingly no reason, Mo backtracked and made a big mistake by going Woke at our massive Cullman, Alabama Rally.”
He added: “He foolishly started listening to the wrong consultants and not to the people, and his 54-point lead evaporated overnight,” Trump said. “Likewise, his words caused me to withdraw my Endorsement, and Mo has been wanting it back ever since — but I cannot give it to him!
Trump then heaped praise onto Britt, who had been working to secure his support after he walked away from the Brooks campaign in March.
“Katie Strongly Supports our under siege Second Amendment, Stands Up for Parental Rights, and Will Fight for our Military, our Vets, and Election Integrity. Above all, Katie Britt will never let you down,” he said in a statement.
Britt soon took to Twitter to promote the Trump endorsement.
“President Trump knows that Alabamians are sick and tired of failed, do-nothing career politicians,” she wrote. “In the Senate, I will fight to defend Alabama’s values, advance the America First agenda, and preserve the American Dream for generations to come. #alsen”
Brooks on late Friday tweeted that Trump sometimes gets behind “the wrong people.”
“Trump is the only man in American politics who could get conned by Mitch McConnell twice in an Alabama Senate race,” he wrote, alluding to the Kentucky Senate GOP leader whom Brooks has vowed to oust from his role if he is elected to the upper chamber. “Let’s just admit it: Trump endorses the wrong people sometimes. He endorsed Mitt Romney, he endorsed John McCain and now he’s endorsed Katie Britt, who his own son, Don Jr. called ‘Alabama’s Liz Cheney.'”
He continued: “Alabama grassroots remember in 2017 when Donald Trump and Mitch McConnell got involved in a Senate primary [Luther Strange vs. Roy Moore] in Alabama — and we rejected them. The people of Alabama will decide.”