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  • Brooks Suggests Republicans Are Retiring Because of Assassination Fears

    04/27/2018 11:10:06 PM PDT · by TheConservator · 71 replies
    Roll call ^ | 4/272018 | Eric M Garcia
    Alabama Rep. Mo Brooks suggested in a radio interview that Republicans are retiring en masse because of assassination fears. . . . . But Brooks said while there were multiple factors that contributed to a slew of Republicans leaving the House, he suggested fears of violence was a major one. One of the things thats concerning me is the assassination risk may become a factor, he said. . . . . Notice a trend here? he said. I have a congressman who is a friend here who has a three-year old daughter whose daughter was threatened with murder. He also...
  • Right revolts on budget deal

    02/08/2018 5:03:50 AM PST · by Eric Pode of Croydon · 37 replies
    The Hill ^ | 7 FEb 2018 | Scott Wong and Melanie Zanona
    House conservatives on Wednesday revolted against a massive bipartisan deal to raise the debt ceiling and bust spending caps, complaining that the GOP could no longer lay claim to being the party of fiscal responsibility. Im not only a no. Im a hell no, quipped Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Ala.), one of many members of the Tea Party-aligned Freedom Caucus who left a closed-door meeting of Republicans saying they would vote against the deal. Its a Christmas tree on steroids, lamented one of the Freedom Caucus leaders, Rep. Dave Brat (R-Va.). This spending proposal is disgusting and reckless the...
  • Rep. Mo Brooks: I Will Vote for Roy Moore Because Democrats Will Do Great Damage to Our Country

    11/16/2017 9:22:03 AM PST · by pgkdan · 44 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/15/17 | Penny Star
    Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL) said he will be voting in the Alabama special election next month for Judge Roy Moore, the man who beat him in the primary, because it is important to have conservatives in Congress. America faces huge challenges that are vastly more important than contested sexual allegations from four decades ago, Brooks told in a text message. Who will vote in Americas best interests on Supreme Court justices, deficit and debt, economic growth, border security, national defense, and the like? Socialist Democrat Doug Jones will vote wrong. Roy Moore will vote right. Hence, I will vote...
  • Sen. Luther Strange will face conservative jurist Roy Moore in Alabama GOP runoff

    08/15/2017 7:45:11 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 91 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 08/15/2017 | David Weigel
    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. Republican voters here put a bitter Senate campaign into overtime, forcing Sen. Luther Strange (R-Ala.) into a runoff with conservative jurist Roy Moore for the right to represent Attorney General Jeff Sessionss old seat. Strange was endorsed by President Trump, the National Rifle Association and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnells super PAC, which spent $2.5 million on TV ads to boost him in Tuesdays primary. That helped push him past Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Ala.), saving national Republicans from an embarrassment in a unique mid-summer election marked by low turnout. Democrats, who have not won a Senate race...
  • Upset brewing in heated Alabama Republican Senate primary as polls conflict

    08/15/2017 6:22:00 PM PDT · by Yosemitest · 16 replies
    www.theBlaze.Com ^ | Aug 14, 2017 | Aaron Colen
    Former Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore (above) has gained ground on incumbent Luther Strange in the Alabama Republican Senate primary. The primary election is Tuesday. Despite an endorsement from President Donald Trump and his position as the incumbent, Sen. Luther Strange has been unable to hold off surging challenger Roy Moore heading into Tuesdays Alabama Republican Senate primary election. Strange and Moore are among the eight candidates competing for the Republican nomination for the Senate seat that was vacated by Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Strange was appointed to the seat in February by former Gov. Robert Bentley, who resigned...
  • Alabama Senate Primary tonight. Polls close 8PM. Brooks, Strange, Moore (LIVE THREAD)

    08/15/2017 4:01:37 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 200 replies
    Decision Desk HQ ^ | August 15, 2017
    Race Preview After weeks of ads, mostly on behalf of incumbent Senator Luther Strange, the votes start rolling in tonight after 8pm EDT. Strange faces strong competition from former Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore, who has led him in the polling average by about 5-6 points, and from Huntsville Congressman Mo Brooks, who has trailed Strange in the average by a little over the same margin. If polling is correct, Strange and Moore will advance to the September 26th runoff. We anticipate the first results will roll in within thirty minutes of polls closing. Well have comparison charts...
  • Alabama Senate primary 2017 latest updates: Trump tweets 'big day for Alabama'

    08/15/2017 9:11:11 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 44 replies ^ | August 15, 2017 | By Leada Gore
    Trump still stumping for Luther Strange. On Tuesday, the president tweeted: "Big day in Alabama. Vote for Luther Strange, he will be great!" It's the third time the president has spoken out in favor of Strange, who was appointed to the seat after Sen. Jeff Sessions was confirmed as U.S. Attorney General. Voters will go to the polls today in the first step towards deciding Alabama's next U.S. Senator.
  • GOP Establishment up to their old tricks in this major election (AL primary tomorrow!!)

    08/14/2017 1:32:39 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 20 replies ^ | 8/14/17 | Jeff Trent
    After the GOP leadership lost health care reform in the Senate by a single vote with three renegade Republicans joining a unanimous bloc of Democrats, youd think Majority Leader Mitch McConnell would be singularly focused on capturing the 25 Senate seats Democrats will be defending in 2018. Youd think. Instead, a McConnell-aligned PAC is running a vicious attack ad campaign in the special election for Attorney General Jeff Sessions open Senate seat in Alabamain the GOP primaryagainst a Republican congressman. Mo Brooks a conservative, a member of the House Freedom Caucus and one of the three leading candidates to...
  • AL Senate Poll Shows Roy Moore Surging Toward Runoff Slot in Special GOP Primary

    08/11/2017 7:51:33 PM PDT · by tennmountainman · 68 replies
    Brietbart ^ | 8-11-2017 | Penny Star
    The survey of likely 2017 special election primary voters released on Friday shows Moore with 35.07 percent, followed by Strange at 23.07 and Brooks in third with 19.68 percent. The Trafalgar Groups (TFG) senior strategist Robert Cahaly told Breitbart News the poll results reflect Moores popularity in the state and the impact of President Donald Trumps recent endorsement of Strange.
  • Scorned Senate Candidate Mo Brooks Begs Donald Trump to Reconsider Endorsement of Campaign Rival

    08/09/2017 4:31:28 PM PDT · by be-baw · 50 replies
    Mediaite ^ | August 9, 2017 | Aidan McLaughlin
    [snip] Brooks expressed his sadness over Trumps decision, claiming he was baffled and disappointed Mitch McConnell and the Swamp somehow misled the President into endorsing Luther Strange. Brooks has previously registered his opposition to McConnell, calling for his ouster last month after the failure of Republican efforts to pass health care legislation. And so, in light of Trumps tweet knocking the Majority Leader, Brooks has made one last-ditch effort to win back his affection, telling the president that Strange and McConnell dont support [his] agenda, and asking Trump to reconsider his endorsement: Mo Brooks @mobrooksforsen I agree completely, Mr. President....
  • President Trump tweets endorsement of Sen. Luther Strange

    08/08/2017 7:09:15 PM PDT · by Lakewood · 68 replies ^ | 8/8/17 | Leada Gore
    President Donald Trump has endorsed Sen. Luther Strange in Alabama's Senate race. In a Tuesday night tweet, the President said "Senator Luther Strange has done a great job representing the people of the Great State of Alabama. He has my complete and total endorsement!"
  • Brooks 'baffled' that Trump was 'misled' into Strange endorsement

    08/09/2017 6:33:41 AM PDT · by The Numbers · 61 replies ^ | Aug 9th, 2017 | Mike Cason
    Congressman Mo Brooks responded this morning to President Trump's endorsement of Sen. Luther Strange in Alabama's special election for the Senate. "I respect President Trump, but I am baffled and disappointed Mitch McConnell and the Swamp somehow misled the President into endorsing Luther Strange," Brooks said in a press release. Brooks, a Republican from Huntsville, suggested Trump is unaware of the circumstances of Strange's appointment by former Gov. Robert Bentley and Strange's support for maintaining Senate filibuster rules, which some say jeopardize the Trump agenda. "Perhaps President Trump is unaware that Luther Strange wants to keep the Senate's 60 percent...
  • Poll: McConnell-Backed Candidate Slumps in Alabama as Pro-Trump Mo Brooks Surges in Final Days

    08/07/2017 1:42:45 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 18 replies ^ | 8/7/17 | Matthew Boyle
    About a week out from the all-important GOP primary for the U.S. Senate seat in Alabama vacated by now-Attorney General Jeff Sessions, the Washington, DC, establishment candidate is slumping as two pro-President Trump conservatives surge. A new poll provided exclusively to Breitbart News by JMC Analytics, a Louisiana-based polling firm, shows Luther Strange tapering off in the polls as Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL) surges behind him and former state Supreme Court Justice Roy Moore remains steady in first place. The poll shows Moore at 30 percent, Strange at 22 percent, and Brooks at 19 percent. Others combine for a total...
  • GOP Establishment Pouring Millions into Alabama Senate Primary in an Effort to Defeat Conservatives

    08/07/2017 1:42:49 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 29 replies ^ | 8/7/17 | Onan Coca
    Dear friends in Alabama, now is the time to stand up and be counted. Now is the time to tell the establishment in D.C. that we are tired of their moderate hand-wringing and their constant efforts to dictate to the people instead of serving the people. Senator Luther Strange (R-AL) has done a fine job in replacing Attorney General Jeff Sessions in the Senate, but hes long been a tool of the establishment and we know where his loyalties lie. He was selected by the corrupt and disgraced former Governor of Alabama, not elected by the people of Alabama who...
  • Seven Trump State Delegates Endorse Mo Brooks for Alabama Senate Seat (Primary is August 15th!!)

    08/04/2017 2:21:01 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 34 replies ^ | 8/3/17 | Penny Star
    Seven Alabama delegates for Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential election have endorsed Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL) for the Senate seat now held by Sen. Luther Strange (R-AL), including Alabama State Representative Ed Henry, who was the chairman of Trumps campaign in that state. I worked tirelessly to get Donald Trump elected because I saw the need to bust up the status quo in D.C. For that same reason I am supporting Mo Brooks, Henry told Breitbart News. He is a man of character, willing to sacrifice his own political capitol to do what is best for America, Henry said....
  • Scalise shooter James Hodgkinson had list of Republican lawmakers' names

    06/16/2017 7:35:23 PM PDT · by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas · 51 replies
    fox news ^ | June 16, 2017 | Jake Gibson
    The handwritten list was found in a van belonging to James Hodgkinson by the FBI, and the lawmakers named on the list are known to be conservative members associated with the Freedom Caucus: Reps. Scot DesJarlais (R-TN) (pronounced day-zharr-LAY), Trent Franks (R-AZ), Jeff Duncan (R-SC), Jim Jordan (R-OH), Mo Brooks (R-AL) and Morgan Griffith (R-VA).
  • Republican: Syrian refugees coming to U.S. for a ‘paid vacation’

    11/21/2015 8:16:53 PM PST · by entropy12 · 7 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/21/2015 | Bradford Richardson
    Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Ala.) says refugees fleeing war-torn Syria are trying to come to the U.S. for a “paid vacation” in the form of generous welfare programs. “I’m one of these folks that think we need to stop paying these folks to come here, and we’re paying them about $15,000 a year in free health care, free food, free shelter, free clothing, free transportation,” Brooks said on the Dale Jackson Show on Friday, as first reported by the liberal media outlet ThinkProgress. ADVERTISEMENT “You know, just go down the litany of wealth-transfer programs that these people are entitled to, and...
  • Congressman Mo Brooks Endorses Ted Cruz For President, Named Chairman of Alabama Leadership Team

    11/09/2015 10:15:04 AM PST · by Isara · 3 replies ^ | 11/09/15
    HOUSTON, Texas – Today, the Cruz for President campaign announced the endorsement of Alabama Congressman Mo Brooks, who is also running as a delegate in support of Cruz for the Alabama GOP primary, which will be held on March 1. Congressman Brooks will serve as chairman of the Cruz campaign's Alabama leadership team.Last week, Heidi Cruz submitted paperwork on behalf of the Cruz for President campaign to be on the GOP primary ballot in Alabama - Ted Cruz was one of only four presidential candidates to submit a full slate of delegates."America needs a president with both a keen intellect...
  • Hillary Clinton calls Republican's impeachment vow 'pathetic'

    10/24/2015 5:08:33 AM PDT · by McGruff · 43 replies
    REUTERS ^ | Oct 23, 2015
    Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton on Friday denounced as "pathetic" and "totally ridiculous" a Republican congressman's call to impeach her on her first day in office if she is elected to the White House next year. Clinton, the front-runner for her party's November 2016 presidential nomination, was responding to comments made by Republican Representative Mo Brooks of Alabama.
  • Surging in poll, Ted Cruz brings presidential campaign to Huntsville

    08/09/2015 7:57:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Huntsville Times ^ | August 9, 2015 | Paul Gattis
    Greeted by a crowd exceeding expectations in Huntsville, Republican presidential hopeful Ted Cruz rolled into the Rocket City on Sunday evening as an apparent candidate on the rise. In an NBC News post-debate poll released Sunday, Cruz rose to No. 2 among the 17 GOP candidates an indication, the junior senator from Texas said, that his campaign is resonating with voters. "God bless the great state of Alabama," Cruz said in greeting a crowd estimated by local Republican officials as more than 1,000 in the Jackson Center in Cummings Research Park. "Holy cow! I think we've got the whole...