Senate Candidate Mo Brooks Calls for McConnell’s Ouster
Less than a week after former President Donald Trump said Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL) had been “disappointing” as his endorsed Senate candidate, the congressman called for the ouster of Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY).
Brooks, in a new 90-second web advertisement, pledged “to fire Mitch McConnell” should the Alabamian be elected to the Senate in November.
“America can’t afford a Senate leader who is a weak-kneed, debt junkie, open-border RINO Republican and who, worse yet, sells out America for special interest group cash,” Brooks said in the video ad.
“Today, Mitch’s cash is coming at me again because I am a principled conservative, and I have President Trump’s endorsement.”
Trump has backed Brooks since last April, more than a year ahead of the upcoming May 24 primary.
Last week, however, Trump told the Washington Examiner that he had been displeased with Brooks’ performance so far.
“Mo Brooks is disappointing,” Trump told the Examiner on Tuesday. “I’m determining right now, has Mo Brooks — has he changed?”
Trump said he “would have no problem” switching his endorsement to Katie Britt, retiring Sen. Richard Shelby’s former chief of staff, or Mike Durant, a businessman and military veteran. Continue reading at Newsmax.