In a surprise move, President Donald Trump took Twitter primetime Tuesday night and endorsed Alabama Sen. Luther Strange, a week ahead of the state’s Aug. 15 primary. With the election only six days away, the president’s endorsement could have a major impact at the polls and one of Strange’s top opponents, Mo Brooks, isn’t taking it lightly.
Wednesday morning the Alabama 5th District U.S. Congressman released a strongly worded statement expressing his disappointment in the president and went so far as to accuse Strange of not only corruption, but also blackmail and bribery.
“I respect President Trump,” Brooks politely began, “but I am baffled and disappointed Mitch McConnell and the Swamp somehow misled the President into endorsing Luther Strange.”
From there Brooks set the niceties aside and threw down the proverbial gauntlet.
“Perhaps the President is unaware that Luther Strange corruptly and unethically held a criminal investigation over the head of disgraced Governor Bentley to obtain the senate appointment,” Brooks continued.
“Perhaps President Trump is unaware that Luther Strange wants to keep the Senate’s 60% rule that empowers Chuck Schumer and the Democrats to kill the entire conservative, Republican, and President Trump legislative agendas.”
Brooks continued, “Perhaps President Trump is unaware then- Attorney General Luther Strange received $50,000 from a heavy polluter as a reward for Luther Strange sending two letters to the EPA that blocked EPA efforts to force the polluter to pay cleanup costs at a heavily polluted Birmingham Superfund site that endangers the health of Alabama children and citizens.”
According to Brooks, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell was behind Trump’s decision to endorse Strange.
“In any event, while Mitch McConnell and the Swamp managed to mislead the President last night, I still support the America First Agenda, and all the polls show we have momentum,” he concluded. “We believe our message will win out over the Swamp and Lyin’ Luther.”