Senate candidate Mike Durant took to Twitter on Saturday to blast his Republican primary opponent, U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Huntsville), over the issue of fighting voter fraud.
Durant posted, “We need strong Republicans who will fight for election integrity, not weak-kneed Republicans who will waffle like Mo Brooks.”
We need strong Republicans who will fight for election integrity, not weak-kneed Republicans who will waffle like Mo Brooks.
— Mike Durant (@MikeDurantAL) March 19, 2022
During an appearance Monday on WVNN’s “The Dale Jackson Show,” Brooks said he had done more to fight voter fraud than any other candidate in the Senate race.
“OK, you want to fight voter fraud? Fantastic,” he said. “Detail us what you did November 3, Election Day, and January 6 to help us win. Did you contribute to any of the audits going around the United States of America, those efforts, help pay any of the litigation costs that were occurred in court? Did you take a public position, at least say something in our support?”
Brooks also said his opponents should prove they actually supported Trump in 2016 and 2020.
“You claim that you supported Donald Trump in 2016 and 2020, prove it!” he protested. “Where is your public statement? Where is your Facebook post? Where is your tweet? Where is your campaign contribution?”
The congressman also reiterated that the only effective way to combat future potential voter fraud is to win elections.
“The only way to fix this election fraud problem is for us to win enough seats in legislatures and in Congress that we have the power to vote and fix it. That’s it,” he explained. “There is no other recourse folks. We have to get past this big bad loss. We can’t dwell on it. We can use it to motivate, OK? But we have to win elections in 2022 and 2024 or else we’ve lost our republic.”
Brooks acknowledged it’s not going to be easy for him to win the primary.
“I’ve always known this was going to be a tough fight,” he said. “I’m a principled conservative, and we conservatives, unfortunately, we tend to be frugal, which means we’re less apt to give a bunch of money as opposed to these special interest groups, that are funding, as a way of example, to the Katie Britt campaign.”