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U.S. Rep. Carl dismisses calls for Mo Brooks censure, removal from office — ‘Mo Brooks is entitled to his opinion’

In recent days, there has been a movement afoot on Capitol Hill and among Alabama Democrats seeking the removal of U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Huntsville) from office for his outspoken approach in questioning the 2020 presidential election results.

U.S. Rep. Jerry Carl (R-Mobile) said he disagreed with those seeking to undermine Brooks.

On this week’s broadcast of Alabama Public Television’s “Capitol Journal,” Carl told host Don Dailey such decisions should be left up to voters and not voices within a political party.

“You’re talking about a party attacking someone for their opinion,” he said. “I think Mo Brooks is entitled to his opinion as much as I’m entitled to my opinion. The voters decide whether we’re censured or removed from or not — not a political party. I think that is totally wrong. I don’t always agree with every one of my colleagues. I don’t want to come across that way because I am independent. I have my own opinion on some of these issues. Mo Brooks is entitled to his opinion. The voters in that district will make that decision whether he should be impeached or put out of office. That is what the election system is for.”

@Jeff_Poor is a graduate of Auburn University and the University of South Alabama, the editor of Breitbart TV, a columnist for Mobile’s Lagniappe Weekly, and host of Mobile’s “The Jeff Poor Show” from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. on FM Talk 106.5.