The issue of illegal immigration has quickly emerged as one of the hottest subjects in Alabama’s 2022 U.S. Senate Republican primary.
U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Huntsville), a candidate for Alabama’s open Senate seat, released a television advertisement Tuesday highlighting his position on the issue.
The 30-second spot touts Brooks being recognized as having the strongest border security record in Congress by NumbersUSA, a prominent anti-illegal immigration advocacy organization.
“No one has fought illegal immigration harder than Mo Brooks,” says the ad narrator. “Mo cosponsored the Deport Foreign Criminals Act, the No Social Security for Illegals Act, fought the Gang of Eight amnesty bill, fought to fund President Trump’s border wall. NumbersUSA gave Mo the highest rating in Congress on securing the border. Mo Brooks — Our true, proven conservative.”
In a statement announcing the ad, Brooks campaign co-chair Stan Mcdonald asserted that the candidate holds a proven record of “unapologetically” prioritizing the needs of Americans as a member of Congress.
“No one in America can match Mo Brooks’ record in the fight for immigration policies that firmly and unapologetically place Americans’ interests first,” proclaimed Mcdonald. “Alabamians know that Mo Brooks will fight for the America First agenda. No one in Congress has fought harder to secure our border than Mo Brooks, and you can take it to the bank that he’ll do the same in the Senate.”
Brooks, along with former Business Council of Alabama head Katie Britt and U.S. Army veteran Mike Durant, is vying to replace retiring U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby (R-Tuscaloosa).
The three candidates will appear on the Republican primary election ballot May 24, 2022.
Dylan Smith is a staff writer for Yellowhammer News. You can follow him on Twitter @DylanSmithAL