Senate Candidate Vows to ‘Fire’ McConnell
U.S. Senate candidate Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL) has vowed to “fire” Sen. Mitch McConnell from his GOP leadership role if elected later this year.
“Today, I unveil my pledge to America to fire Mitch McConnell. If elected to the Senate, I will not vote for Mitch McConnell for leader, and I will do everything in my power to ensure that Republicans choose a conservative to be leader,” Brooks said in a new campaign ad.
“America can’t afford a Senate leader who is a weak-kneed, debt junkie, open-border RINO [Republican in name only] Republican, and who, worse yet, sells out America for special interest group cash,” he continued.
Brooks is now the third Senate candidate within the GOP to publicly support removing McConnell from his position. The others are Eric Greitens (MO) and Kelly Tshibaka (AK). Both Tshibaka and Brooks have endorsements from former President Donald Trump.
The new ad comes after Trump considered rescinding his endorsement of Brooks, saying he was disappointed with Brooks over 2021 remarks, wherein he urged rally attendees to move on from the 2020 presidential election.
“I’m disappointed that he gave an inarticulate answer, and I’ll have to find out what he means,” Trump said in an interview last week.
“If it meant what he sounded like, I would have no problem changing [my endorsement] because when you endorse somebody, you endorse somebody based on principle. If he changed that principle, I would have no problem doing that.”
Brooks vows to not back McConnell as leader amid Trump criticism