A leading Republican super PAC tied to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is producing a new website attacking Alabama Congressman Mo Brooks in the state’s Senate GOP primary race.
The Senate Leadership Fund launched “Mo Brooks Mo Lies” blasting Brooks ahead of the midsummer primary to finish the term of Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
The site lists clips of Brooks speaking out about then-GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump on TV and in print, featuring a February 2016 quote where the Huntsville Republican says to MSNBC: “I don’t think you can trust Donald Trump with anything he says. Now, why do I say that? It’s because of his track record.”
Other quotes include Brooks’ refusal to support Trump: “I was just asked a little while ago if I was going to endorse Donald Trump after things unfold with Donald Trump having this so-called insurmountable lead. And I said, ‘No I’m not.’”
Brooks is shown to question Trump voters, telling the Huntsville Times: “I mean, what are the American people thinking? You can see my frustration.” He also “mocks” Trumps proposed border wall, telling Adam Smith of The News Courier: “The only difference between Obama’s border policy and Trump’s amnesty policy is Trump wants to spend billions on a fruitless exercise.”
Senate Leadership Fund is spending more than $2.5 million to support incumbent Sen. Luther Strange, the former Alabama Attorney General appointed to the seat in February by then-Gov. Robert Bentley.
Brooks faces a slate of conservative Republicans, including Strange and former state Chief Justice Roy Moore in the crowded Aug. 15 primary to fill Sessions’ former Senate seat. A primary runoff, if necessary, will be Sept. 26; a general election is Dec. 12.