In 2019, Heritage Action ranks Tennessee Valley Congressman Mo Brooks, R-Huntsville, number one out of 435 Congressmen, with a 100 percent grade, for his support of America’s foundational principles.
“Heritage Action is on the front lines of the battle to protect America’s foundational principles from Congressional mischief,” Brooks said in a statement. “I thank them for helping to inform the voting public about which members of Congress keep their campaign promises (and which don’t) concerning Free-Enterprise vs. Socialism, liberty and freedom vs. tyranny, traditional American values vs. anti-American values, border security vs. open-borders, a strong national defense vs. weakening America’s defenses and a host of other issues.”
“Abraham Lincoln said in a 1838 speech, ‘If destruction be our lot we must ourselves be its author and finisher.’ Stated differently, America’s greatest threat is not a foreign nation or outside enemy, it is within,” Brooks continued. “Lincoln was prophetic. Socialists, open-borders advocates, debt junkies and those who hate America work overtime in Congress and across America to undermine America’s foundational principles and bring America down. They must not win! I have in the past, and will in the future, fight for the foundational principles that have made America the greatest nation in world history. American prosperity and American lives are at stake. America’s future depends on beating back the anti-American tsunami that threatens to swamp and drown the very principles that have made us who we are: the greatest nation in world history.”
Each year, Heritage Action (the political action arm of the Heritage Foundation) evaluates Congressional records on the issues of “free enterprise, limited government, individual freedom, traditional American values and a strong national defense.” Brooks scored perfect on their scorecard. Brooks’ office wrote that Heritage Action’s Congressional Scorecard is the Congressional gold standard for support of the foundational principles that have made America the greatest nation in world history.
Heritage Action said on their website that mission is to turn “conservative ideas into reality on Capitol Hill. We do that by holding lawmakers accountable to their promises to advance the conservative principles of free enterprise, limited government, individual freedom, traditional American values and a strong national defense.”
“We work directly with federal lawmakers inside and outside of Washington — the only way to bring about the conservative policies that hold true to our Founding Fathers’ ideals,” the group wrote on its website. “Heritage Action exists to ensure that these ideals are not only maintained but flourish, both now and for future generations.”
Brooks represents Alabama’s Fifth Congressional District. He is currently serving his fifth term after a long career in government as a county commissioner, state legislator, district attorney and prosecutor.