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U.S. Sen. Rand Paul: Mo Brooks is ‘unafraid’ to ‘stand up to big government Republicans’

One of the first lawmakers in Washington, D.C. to endorse U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Huntsville) for Senate was U.S. Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky).

Paul continues to campaign for Brooks and will be hosting two events in Alabama Friday June 17.

The Kentucky senator was also one of the first people who reiterated his support for Brooks on Twitter the day after former President Donald Trump withdrew his endorsement of the Alabama congressman earlier this year.

Thursday on WVNN’s “The Dale Jackson Show,” Paul said he continued to support Brooks for Senate because of his record as a conservative fighter.

“He has actually voted consistently in a conservative manner,” Paul said, “as a member of the Freedom Caucus, the hardcore folks, and frankly there is a split up here. One of the reasons we still have Obamacare is not Democrats, it’s because we lost seven Republicans.”

The senator advised that Brooks would not only fight against the Democrats but also fight against the non-conservative members in his own party.

“I’m convinced Mo Brooks is somebody who’s true to his word,” he continued, “will be a conservative, will vote for less spending, and to tell you the truth you need people who will stand up not only to big government Democrats, but somebody who will stand up to big government Republicans, and Mo Brooks will do that. He’s unafraid.”

Paul said Alabamians needed to vote for a proven conservative who would not cave to the pressure of the establishment in Washington, D.C.

“In all likelihood Alabama is going to send us a Republican, which is great,” he said, “but you need to send us somebody that’s not weak kneed. You need to send us somebody who’s not beholden to the leadership and going to simply be a rubber stamp to the leadership, and there’s been millions of dollars that flooded into Alabama all from the establishment. Not from conservatives, it all came from the establishment. The big money interests that like big government as long as they can use it for their purposes.”

He also expressed optimism that Brooks still had a good chance of winning.

“He can win,” Paul emphasized. “The polls actually show it dead even in likely voters.”

“Mo Brooks is a conservative, a constitutionalist, someone who will stand up against the establishment of both parties, but stand up against big spending, and I promise you we don’t have enough of that yet, and I’ve seen people come and go, but I know Mo Brooks and I know he will be a conservative,” he concluded.

Yaffee is a contributing writer to Yellowhammer News and hosts “The Yaffee Program” Weekdays 9-11am on WVNN. You can follow him on Twitter @Yaffee