Brooks touts NRA endorsement in new ad

Brooks touts NRA endorsement in new ad

Greg Nash Alabama Senate candidate Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Ala.) is out with a new ad on Wednesday touting his endorsement from the National Rifle Association (NRA), weeks ahead of the state’s May 24 Senate Republican primary. The ad, which was first reported by Politico Playbook , references the Republican baseball practice shooting in 2017 that left multiple people, including House Minority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.), injured. Brooks was one of two dozen GOP lawmakers present at the time of the shooting. “June 14, 2017: Leftist gunman opens fire on Republican Congressmen,” reads text set over a backdrop of audio from the incident in the 30-second ad. “Police find Mo Brooks’ name at the top of the gunman’s kill list. Liberal Media immediately asks Mo Brooks if he still supports the right to bear arms…” the ad continues, before panning to a clip of a journalist asking him about whether the incident changed his views on guns in the United States. Brooks responds with a defense of gun ownership in the clip, while a banner running underneath his response touts his NRA endorsement. “The Second Amendment right to bear arms is to help ensure that we always have a republic. So no, I’m not changing my position on any of the rights that we enjoy as Americans,” he says in the clip. The Alabama Republican added in a statement regarding the new ad, “I will never stop defending ANY of the rights we enjoy as Americans.” Brooks previously used audio […]

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