Mo Brooks has gone on quite the journey with Donald Trump.
Back in early 2016, the Alabama GOP congressman said there were “hundreds of things” that would keep him from backing Trump. Like many Republicans, he eventually fell in line.
Though he didn’t receive Trump’s endorsement the first time he ran for the Senate in 2017, Brooks was one of the former President’s staunchest allies in the House. He was a lead proponent of Trump’s 2020 election lies.
That all paid off for Brooks, when he received Trump’s endorsement for Senate in April 2021 — only to see it revoked nearly a year later. Brooks was struggling to gain traction in a crowded primary field, and the former President viewed him as softening on his unfounded claims of voter fraud.