We’re far more familiar with Mo Brooks who is the best congressman in Alabama in the mold of Jeff Sessions. Sessions carried the banner of populist nationalism alone in the Senate for years before Trump arrived on the scene. Trump has repeatedly screwed up our politics in Alabama.
1. Trump took Jeff Sessions out of the U.S. Senate where he had been a positive influence for years only to swiftly have a falling out with him over Russiagate.
2. After endorsing Luther Strange who lost the Republican primary, Trump endorsed Roy Moore who lost the Senate race that Jeff Sessions vacated to become Attorney General. Doug Jones ended up winning that race which saddled us with a Democrat who killed Trump’s legislative agenda. Then he turned on Steve Bannon over the defeat and elevated Jared Kushner who led his own campaign to defeat in the 2020 election. Alternatively, Trump could have endorsed Mo Brooks when he ran for the seat in 2017.
3. When Jeff Sessions left the Trump administration and attempted to make amends and recapture his old Senate seat, Trump endorsed Tommy Tuberville out of spite. Instead of an easy win going to a proven reliable nationalist candidate, we lost a key Senate seat to a generic Republican.
4. Even after Mo Brooks backed Trump through the 1/6 fiasco, Trump turned on him for “going woke” (whatever that means, he was the one who signing off on criminal justice reform and the Platinum Plan and pardoned all those black rappers for Jared) and unendorsed his campaign in March.
Hopefully, Alabama voters will ignore Trump and vote for Mo Brooks who is the best choice in the Republican primary, as voters in Georgia are poised to do by choosing Brian Kemp over David Perdue.
Note: Mo Brooks recently created a big stir by explaining how Washington works. The Republican Senate can’t but be improved by electing more people like Mo Brooks and J.D. Vance.