Donald Trump did a lot to spark a riot in the U.S. Capitol on January 6th. But that doesn’t mean he didn’t have any help. The former president’s greatest allies in the Senate were Ted Cruz and Josh Hawley.
Trump’s best innovator in the House of Representatives was Congressman Mo Brooks from Alabama. And Brooks is betting that Trump’s support will lead him to a Senate seat.
Brooks said on Monday: “So that there is no doubt, today I am announcing my nominee for the United States Senate from the great state of Alabama. “
In January Brooks used fiery language to aid Trump’s big lie. He said on the day of the uprising: “The electoral system of our republic … is under attack. In 2020, America suffered the worst election fraud and theft in history. And all of America would know if the news media didn’t suppress the truth like they do. “
And it looks like Brooks has support from Trump. The former president dispatched adjutant Jason Miller to be there for Brooks’ announcement. Miller told the assembled crowd:
“No one has had President Trump’s back more than Mo Brooks in the past four years. But now you must have his back. You must have Mo back. Your vote for Mo Brooks will enable him to continue the America First Agenda. The fight to save America and to save our country, our constitution and our freedom begins right here in Alabama and begins right here with your support for Mo Brooks. “
Todd Neikirk is a New Jersey-based policy and technology writer. His work has been featured on psfk.com, foxsports.com and hillreporter.com. He likes sports, politics, comics, and spends time with his family on the waterfront.