Wednesday, former President Donald Trump announced that he’s withdrawing his endorsement of Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Huntsville) for U.S. Senate. In a statement emailed to media through Trump’s Save America PAC, Trump referenced Brooks’ comments made during last year’s rally in Cullman as one of his main reasons for rescinding the endorsement.
“When I heard his statement, I said, ‘Mo, you just blew the Election, and there’s nothing you can do about it,'” said the former president.
Brooks said he’s not upset with Trump over his decision and will still fight hard to become Alabama’s next senator.
Thursday on WVNN’s “The Dale Jackson Show,” Brooks explained why the former president’s decision could actually be a positive development for his campaign.
“I’m not upset with what has happened,” he said. “This has allowed me to shed myself of a burden. Donald Trump for the last six to seven months has done more damage to our campaign than anybody else in America, and so we don’t have to worry about that. Whatever damage he’s going to do has ended.”
The congressman expressed his frustrations in some of Trump’s requests over the 2020 election.
“All of it is based on Donald Trump’s insistence that I rescind the 2020 elections, go over to the White House, remove Joe Biden from the White House, roll out the gold carpet, since that’s his favorite color, escort Donald Trump into the White House, and then set a special election,” he explained.
Brooks said he told Trump that reinstating him as president would be against the law.
“I’ve advised the President that it is unconstitutional, it is contrary to the United States code, it cannot happen, it will not happen,” he argued. “I took an oath to defend and protect the United States Constitution and I’m not going to breach that oath for any one person, period, end of subject, and that is not something Donald Trump likes to hear, that someone is in a disagreement and will not just take the marching orders and go forth regardless of whether it’s permitted by law.”
The Senate candidate also explained how he plans to still win over Alabama voters.
“We do what I’ve always advocated within our campaign what we ought to do and that’s to focus on the public policy issues and the differences between the three principle candidates,” he said.
Brooks reiterated that he has no regrets when it comes to his comments at the Cullman rally or what he said personally to Trump.
“This has been a major distraction and a friction point now for about six or seven months,” he continued, “I’m proud of my stand in defending the United States Constitution even though I knew that, slowly but surely, put me at risk of losing President Trump’s endorsement, which, as you can see right now, is sought by anyone who can get it.”