“Britt is a McConnell-supported RINO,” Ha aggiunto.
Pro-Trump author Ryan Girdusky also posted his support of Brooks alongside Trump’s endorsement
Former Trump campaign spokeswoman Katrina Pierson posted an article by right-wing outlet Breitbart claiming that Britt has surrounded herself with campaign operatives and donors belonging to the Never Trump wing of the GOP.
“This Katie Britt? Of course he did,” Pierson wrote.
The Republican Senate primary in Alabama went to a runoff after none of the candidates hoping to succeed retiring GOP Sen
. Richard Shelby were able to win more than
50% of the vote last month
, a former Shelby aide
, and Brooks both finished ahead of Army veteran Mike Durant
Trump’s disavowal of Brooks
, who was the first Republican congressman to vote against certifying the
2020 election results on gennaio 6, 2021
, also gave Britt momentum in the race
, and her campaign trained its focus on Durant
Britt has cast herself as a Trump-aligned conservative while arguing that Brooks, a six-term congressman, is a career politician who only recently embraced the former President after heavily criticizing him during the 2016 GOP presidential primary.
Perhaps most annoyed with Trump’s entry into the runoff was Brooks. In a statement shared by his campaign, Brooks blasted the former President as “the only man in American politics who could get conned by Mitch McConnell twice.”
“Let’s just admit it: Trump endorses the wrong people sometimes. He endorses Mitt Romney, he endorses John McCain and now he’s endorsed Katie Britt, who his own son, Don Jr. called ‘Alabama’s Liz Cheney,'” the Brooks campaign wrote.