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Congressman Mo Brooks has been a staunch supporter of President Donald J. Trump. Brooks was one of the individuals who spoke at the Save America Rally on Jan. 6 prior to the protest at the U.S. Capitol.

Brooks asked those in attendance to stop at the Capitol. Brooks called America a “beacon of freedom for all.”

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“Have you ever thought about why,” Brooks asked. “Is it because we’re just lucky? I would submit no. We are great because our ancestors sacrificed their blood, their sweat, their tears, their fortunes and sometimes their lives. And what did they sacrifice for? They sacrificed for foundational principles that have combined to make us the greatest nation in world history.

“First, they believed in moral principles that are the compass, that help us do the right thing rather than the wrong thing, with the power that we enjoy as a great nation. Second, we have a Bill of Rights that protects individual liberty from abusive government power. A Bill of Rights that is based on the principle that a government is simultaneously our best friend and our worst enemy. That a government powerful enough to give us anything is powerful enough to take anything from us.”

You can watch his full remarks below. It was a fantastic speech.

Katie Britt, the chief of staff for Sen. Richard Shelby, is competing with Brooks for the Republican nomination. Britt announced her run two months after Trump endorsed Brooks.

United States Sen. Joni Ernst is one of five senators who have donated to Britt’s campaign through their political action committee. Ernst’s Jobs Opportunity and New Ideas PAC contributed $5,000 to Britt’s campaign.

Trump has criticized Britt’s run.

“I see that the RINO Sen from Alabama, close friend of Old Crow Mitch McConnell, Richard Shelby, is pushing hard to have his ‘assistant’ fight the great Mo Brooks for his Senate seat,” Trump said. “She is not in any way qualified and is certainly not what our country needs.”

Senators Tommy Tuberville and Lindsey Graham both attended a fundraiser for Britt last week, according to Politico. Graham said he likes Britt “a lot.”

“In a party trying to grow demographically and pull more women in the party, that’d be a good thing,” he told Politico.

Author: Jacob Hall

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