By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter
U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks, R-Huntsville, announced on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives Wednesday that he has prostate cancer.
“This is a very difficult speech for me to give. God works in mysterious ways,” Brooks said. “When you are an elected official, missed votes require an explanation. That is why I disclose this otherwise very personal, very private, and very humbling matter. On Halloween Night after votes and as I stood on the Capitol steps, my doctor called and said, ‘Congressman Brooks. Bad news. You have high risk prostate cancer.’ I felt an adrenalin rush as a chill went up and down my spine.”