Rep. Brooks Claims Trump got Played by McConnell, Trump Reacts: ‘[Brooks] Went ‘Woke’…[McConnell is] Very bad for the GOP’

[Image: Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL) -- Fox News YouTube video screenshot. 45th President Donald J. Trump -- ABC News YouTube video screenshot. Senator Mitch McConnell (R-KY) -- YouTube video screenshot. The Freedom Times compilation].

45th President Donald Trump on Wednesday morning, issued an email statement revoking his endorsement of Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL) for the US Senate, saying the Alabama lawmaker turned “woke” when he encouraged voters to move on from Trump’s claims of election fraud in the 2020 presidential race, as previously reported by The Freedom Times.

Rep. Brooks responded in a statement, claiming that Trump “got played” by Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and his allies.

“Let’s get this straight: Donald Trump got played. Again. President Trump has let Mitch McConnell manipulate him. Every single negative TV ad against our campaign has come from McConnell and his allies. The people trashing our campaign to President Trump support or are paid by Mitch McConnell. I wish President Trump wouldn’t fall for it, but he has. I haven’t changed at all on 2020, I still believe the election was filled with fraud and abuse,” Rep. Mo Brooks said in a statement on Twitter Wednesday afternoon.

“That’s why I was the only elected official in Alabama to stand with Trump on January 6th. The only thing that’s changed is that I told President Trump there is no constitutional mechanism to undo the 2020 election and remove Joe Biden from office now. What we must do now is change the election laws so that a repeat of 2020 can never happen again. He didn’t like hearing that,” the Alabama lawmaker said.

“I’m still the most conservative candidate in the race. Katie Britt’s campaign is supported and funded by McConnell allies, and she’s still an open borders, Chamber of Commerce lobbyist. There’s only one conservative option in this race, and I am confident that the people of Alabama will see that on Election Day,” Brooks added.

In a second email statement on Wednesday, Trump reiterated that Brooks “went ‘woke’ and said McConnell is “very bad for the GOP”. Continued Below

“Mo Brooks was a leader on the 2020 Election Fraud and then, all of sudden, during the big rally in Alabama, he went ‘woke’ and decided to drop everything he stood for—when he did, the people of Alabama dropped him, and now I have done so also. The people get it, but unfortunately, Mo doesn’t,” Trump said in a second statement on Wednesday afternoon.

“As far as Mitch McConnell, I am not a fan and there’s been no harsher critic than me. He has been absolutely terrible, and very bad for the GOP,” the 45th President expressed.

“The sooner he leaves ‘Leadership,’ the better off the Republican Party will be,” Trump noted. Continued Below

Liz Harrington, Trump’s spokesperson, tweeted screenshots of the 45th President’s email statements:

Brooks was the first lawmaker to announce that he would object to the Electoral College vote returns during the congressional confirmation proceedings on January 6, 2021 and previously told Steve Bannon during an interview last summer, “In my judgement, if we only counted votes lawfully cast by eligible Americans citizens, Donald Trump won the election”.

During a rally in Alabama last August, however, Brooks encouraged the crowd to move past the 2020 election results and “look forward”, adding, “There are some people who are despondent about the voter fraud and election theft in 2020. Folks, put that behind you, put that behind you.”

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