Ann Coulter, a conservative pundit once supportive of President Donald Trump who is now deeply critical of him, has suggested that Congressman Mo Brooks would be a good choice to challenge him for the Republican nomination in 2020.
AL.com reports that Coulter said during a podcast interview that Trump has not done what he was elected to do. “We put this lunatic in the White House for one reason,” she said, which was to build a wall along our southern border. When host Michael Isikoff asked Coulter if she wanted a primary challenger to Trump in 2020, she said no, “I want him to build the wall, end anchor babies, deport dreamers …” If he does not do that, she said, a primary challenge would inevitably happen and “Mo Brooks is terrific.”
Mo Brooks has a track record of staunch support for the border wall. He has twice introduced the Ensuring Lawful Collection of Hidden Assets to Provide Order (EL CHAPO) Act, which would use seized from drug cartels to pay for the border wall.
“No nation can exist without borders and the EL CHAPO Act, which would reserve billions in assets forfeited to the U.S. Government by drug kingpins to be used for border security, is a significant step towards funding President Trump’s border wall, thereby restoring America’s control of her borders,” Brooks said in a press release.
In his first campaign ad of 2017, Brooks promised to do whatever it takes to get the border wall funded. “I am willing to do whatever it takes in the Senate to ensure President Trump’s promise to the American people is kept,” Brooks said in the ad. “I’ll aggressively oppose every single spending bill that doesn’t fund the border wall and expose every Republican establishment Senator who sides with the Democrats against our President.” He continued “and if I have to filibuster on the Senate floor, I’ll even read the King James Bible until the wall is funded. And you know what, Washington could benefit from that.”
Brooks has praised President Trump’s decision to use military force along our southern border, saying “Until Congress gives President Trump funding for the physical border wall, his decision to send troops to the border, consistent with his Constitutional power as commander in chief, not only sends a strong message to the world that our borders will be secure, but more importantly preserves America’s national sovereignty.” He continued to support a military presence against the illegal immigrant caravan.
Initially a fervent supporter of Trump’s candidacy and presidency, Coulter soured on the president when immigration policies failed to meet her expectations.