In politics “all that matters is how much money you have and how low you are willing to go,” he said on Friday with horror. “It’s very, very disturbing. I hope it will backfire.”
Mr Brooks’ time in the barrel was in the spring. A super PAC that favored Ms. Britt, Alabama’s Future, pulled up clips of the Congresswoman despising Mr. Trump in 2016. “I don’t think you can trust Donald Trump with anything he says,” Brooks said at the time. Another outside group, calling itself No More Mo, placed an ad in the Florida media market featuring Mar-a-Lago, scolding that Mr. Brooks was “a proven loser” and that “Trump deserves winners.”
Shortly thereafter, Mr. Trump withdrew his endorsement from Mr. Brooks.
His stated reason was that Mr Brooks had become shaky from election denial by urging voters to focus on future races. Mr Brooks revealed in response that Mr Trump had pressured him months after January 6 to illegally “revoke” the 2020 election and remove President Biden, telling Mr Trump that it was impossible under the Constitution.
Despite Trumpian stupidity, Mr. Brooks falsely maintains that the election was stolen from the former president, a view widely held by Republicans in Alabama.
On May 12, Mr Brooks was subpoenaed by the House committee investigating the January 6, 2021 violence. On that date, Mr. Brooks, dressed in body armor, had asked the crowd of Trump supporters gathered at the White House, “Are you willing to do whatever it takes to fight for America?” Cheers erupted. He continued: “Do you want to fight for America?” Not long after, the protest turned into a riot and the Capitol was breached.
On Friday evening, Mr. Brooks at Clanton in Peach Park, a popular roadside fruit and ice cream stand adorned with photos of beauty queens posing with peaches, for an outdoor screening of the “2000 Mules” movie. The film is the latest conservative attempt to promote the myth of widespread fraud in the 2020 election. The Georgia State Elections Board last week rejected some of the claims that were central to the film.
“What we’re going to see tonight is a confirmation of what we already know,” Mr Brooks said to a sparse crowd.