Former President Donald Trump endorses Katie Britt for U.S. Senate
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - Former President Donald Trump has endorsed Katie Britt for Alabama’s U.S. Senate seat.
In his endorsement, Trump called Britt a “fearless America First Warrior” and an “Incredible Fighter for the people of Alabama”. Trump previously endorsed Republican Senate candidate Mo Brooks, but later rescinded his endorsement, and accused Brooks of going “woke”.
“I’m thankful to have President Trump’s endorsement and strong support,” said Katie Britt. “President Trump knows that Alabamians are sick and tired of failed, do-nothing career politicians. It’s time for the next generation of conservatives to step up and shake things up in Washington to save the country we know and love for our children and our children’s children. In the Senate, I will fight to defend Alabama’s Christian conservative values, advance the America First agenda, and preserve the American Dream for generations to come.”
Brooks released this statement regarding Trump’s endorsement of Britt:
“This is weird: last time Donald Trump talked about Katie Britt, he said she was unqualified for the Senate.
"Donald Trump is the only man in American politics who could get conned by Mitch McConnell twice in an Alabama Senate race.
"Let’s just admit it: Trump endorses the wrong people sometimes. He endorsed Mitt Romney, he endorsed John McCain and now he’s endorsed Katie Britt, who his own son, Don Jr. called 'Alabama’s Liz Cheney.'
"Alabama grassroots remember in 2017 when Donald Trump and Mitch McConnell got involved in a Senate primary in Alabama—and we rejected them.
"The people of Alabama will decide."
Britt and Brooks will go against each other in the Republican Senate runoff on June 21.
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