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Brooks says McConnell misled Trump into endorsing Luther Strange

By Brandon Moseley 
Alabama Political Reporter

Wednesday, August 9, 2017, Congressman Mo Brooks (R-Huntsville) suggested that the President was misled by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky) in to endorsing Sen. Luther Strange (R) in the Alabama Republican Primary for US Senate.

US Representative Brooks said in a statement:

“I respect President Trump, but I am baffled and disappointed Mitch McConnell and the Swamp somehow misled the President into endorsing Luther Strange.”

“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.”

“Perhaps President Trump is unaware that Luther Strange wants to keep the Senate’s 60 percent rule that empowers Chuck Schumer and the Democrats to kill the entire conservative, Republican, and President Trump legislative agendas.”

“Perhaps President Trump is unaware then- Attorney General Luther Strange received $50,000 from a heavy polluter (Drummond Company) 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.”

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Brooks said, “The President has bigger things going on than a campaign, that’s for sure.  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. We believe our message will win out over the Swamp and Lyin’ Luther.  We continue the fight for America’s future.  When the going gets tough, the tough get going. Forward we march.”

Brooks reiterated his call for Mitch McConnell to be voted out as leader of the Senate Republican Caucus. After Senator McConnell told a Kentucky Rotary Club that President Trump had “excessive expectations,” of the Republican controlled Senate, an angry President Trump tweeted, “Senator Mitch McConnell said I had ‘excessive expectations,’ but I don’t think so. After 7 years of hearing Repeal & Replace, why not done?”

In response to this latest round of DC infighting, Congressman Brooks said, “The President and I agree on this: McConnell and Luther Strange have failed. It’s time to ditch Mitch and his lackey Luther Strange. Whether you’re talking ObamaCare, the Wall, or balancing the budget, the Trump Agenda is dead with McConnell and Strange in the Senate.”

Mitch McConnell is spending $millions of dollars from the Karl Rove managed Senate Leadership fund to flood TV and radio with negative ads attacking Mo Brooks and Roy Moore.

The Special Primary Election will be on Tuesday, August 15.

Brandon Moseley
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Brandon Moseley is a senior reporter with over nine years at Alabama Political Reporter. During that time he has written 8,297 articles for APR. You can email him at [email protected] or follow him on Facebook. Brandon is a native of Moody, Alabama, a graduate of Auburn University, and a seventh generation Alabamian.

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