HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – A conservative firebrand and staunch supporter of former President Donald Trump, who had come under fire for comment before the attack on the US Capitol, has joined the Alabama Gamma Primary Area to replace Sen. Richard Shelby.
US Rape Mo Brooks announced his entry into the race on Monday night. Brooks joins former Trump ambassador Linda Blanchard in the GOP primaries, hoping to attract many others. Shelby announced earlier this year that it would not seek a reunion in 2022.
Brooks has been criticized, and two House Democrats have proposed that he be censored by Congress for his fiery speech at a pro-Trump rally ahead of the Capitol riot on January 6.
“Today is the day American patriots have started taking names and kicking ass,” Brooke said at the Save America rally. Brooks has stated that his remarks were only intended as a discussion for the next election cycle and that critics have misrepresented him.
Brooks said Stephen Miller, Trump’s top immigration policy adviser, will be his special guest at a “campaign rally and announcement” held at the Huntsville gun range.
Miller was an influential force in furthering Trump’s efforts to curb immigration. He enforced the Muslim travel ban of the former president and was widely seen as the driving force behind the toughest immigration policies of the Trump administration.
Shelby said earlier this year that he would not seek a reunion in 2022. His announcement is expected to give way to a flawed GOP primary at a time when the National Republican Party is trying to chart a direction after Trump’s departure from office.
The only declared candidate in the developing Senate race is Trump’s former ambassador to Slovenia, Linda Blanchard. Blanchard cast himself as a staunch defender of Trump’s legacy. In an effort to fend off other candidates, Blanchard made a $ 3 million commitment for television airtime to run until May 24, 2022.