By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter
Donald Trump ran for President promising to build a wall on America’s southern border in order to stop the flow of illegal aliens and drugs coming up from South America. The American people voted for Trump and his wall but the Republican controlled Senate has been reluctant to pass Trump’s agenda, preferring to leave in place, archaic rules that allow the Democratic minority to effectively block all of the President’s Legislative agenda.
US Senate candidate Congressman Mo Brooks (R-Alabama) has vowed to see Trump’s wall built and he is promising Alabama voters that he will see the wall built, even if he has to filibuster the Senate.
Congressman Brooks said, “I am willing to do whatever it takes in the Senate to ensure President Trump’s promise to the American people is kept. 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.”
Rep. Brooks’ campaign has released a campaign ad promising voters that he will stand for building the wall.
Brooks says in his ad: “Hi, I’m Mo Brooks, candidate for the Senate, and I approve this message.
President Trump promised a wall to keep us safe and to protect American jobs for American workers. But even some establishment Republicans are blocking the way. Elect me to the Senate and I’ll fight every spending bill that doesn’t fund that wall.”
Rep. Brooks 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.
We’re going to build that wall, or you’ll know the name of every Republican who surrenders to the Democrats to break my filibuster. I give you my word, and I don’t give my word lightly.”
Congressman Brooks has been rated by Numbers USA as the strongest proponent of tighter border security in the House of Representatives for the last six years.
Brooks represents Alabama’s Fifth Congressional District.
Ten Republicans are running for the US Senate race as Republicans. According to the Alabama Republican Party, the following individuals submitted qualifying paperwork to run for the US Senate seat: James Paul Beretta, Joseph F. Breault, Randy Brinson, Mo Brooks, Dom Gentile, Mary Maxwell, Roy Moore, Bryan Peeples, Trip Pittman, and Luther Strange.
Karen Haiden Jackson was disqualified by the Alabama Republican Party because she had run as an independent in a judicial race last year.
Eight candidates qualified with the Alabama Democratic Party to run in the U.S. Senate Special Primary Election. Qualified candidates are Will Boyd, Vann Caldwell, Jason Fisher, Michael Hansen, Doug Jones, Robert Kennedy, Jr., Brian McGee, and Charles Nana.