Election 2022: Moving on without Trump backing, Mo Brooks explains ‘number one’ job as senator

Election 2022: Moving on without Trump backing, Mo Brooks explains ‘number one’ job as senator

U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks, left, talks with an audience member prior to a Senate campaign town hall Feb. 5, 2022, in Athens. (Paul Gattis | pgattis@al.com) The thing about Mo Brooks, his friends will tell you, is that he’s Mo Brooks. He believes what he believes, they say, and it doesn’t change for the sake of convenience or political prosperity. It’s evident on the campaign trail, too. To attend his town hall meetings with voters in recent months is to see his message is more consistent than gravity, unbending and unwavering in his beliefs. To his political life, the U.S. Constitution is his oxygen and not necessarily convincing people to vote for him in the next election. He makes no grandiose promises to Alabama voters if they choose to elect him to the U.S. Senate. His record says he will adhere to the Constitution and never stray, which includes preserving the path of self-determination for the future of his home state. And if that’s what cost him the endorsement of former President Donald Trump, then so be it. Brooks maintains he lost Trump’s support because he refused Trump’s urging to work in Congress to remove President Joe Biden from office – because, of course, the Constitution didn’t allow it. “The number one job of the United States Senator, as it is as a United States Congressman, is to make America the greatest that we can be,” Brooks said in a recent interview. “Which in turn, enhances all 50 states […]

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