Congressman Mo Brooks (R-Huntsville) has declared that Hoyt Hutchinson is a “patriot” and should be given a patriotism medal for his knife attack on the baby Trump balloon in Tuscaloosa. Protesters were flying the Trump baby balloon in a Tuscaloosa park to protest a visit to the city by President Donald J. Trump (R). Hutchinson has made national headlines for his knife attack on the infamous balloon.
“Deranged Socialists spend their time following President Trump around the world with a giant “Trump Baby Balloon,”” Rep. Brooks said. “Alabama patriot Hoyt Hutchinson had enough so he popped the balloon at the Alabama vs. LSU game. I believe in law & order, so Hutchinson should be prosecuted as law requires. I also believe in America, so afterwards Hutchinson should be given a patriotism medal for fighting evil Socialism!”
Following the attack, Hutchinson has made the rounds on talk radio, accepting responsibility for his actions, but refusing to apologize for the knife attack.
“It comes a point when you gotta take a stand,” Hutchinson told Birmingham radio hosts Rick and Bubba. “We don’t have two parties anymore. We have good vs. evil. When you got one party that says it’s OK to kill babies and by the way, this is the first time I’m ever seen a liberal get mad about chopping up a baby.”
Former Auburn head football coach and U.S. Senate candidate Tommy Tuberville responded to that quote with words of encouragement.
“The liberals get more upset about a baby Trump balloon getting stabbed, than they do 60 million abortions taking place,” Tuberville said on social media. “Keep standing strong, Hoyt.”
Tuberville even went as far as inviting Hutchinson to tailgate with him before the Auburn versus Georgia college football game on Saturday. Tuberville is in a crowded Republican primary field seeking the nomination for the Senate seat currently held by Doug Jones (D).
Hutchinson told Birmingham talk radio host Steve Shannon that when he found out that a group of protesters were flying the balloon in a Tuscaloosa Park to protest President Trump’s visit to the state, he made the decision to go and slash the balloon.
“Its disrespectful, making fun of my President,” Hutchinson told Shannon. “It ain’t gonna happen.”
Hutchinson lives in Tuscaloosa.
Congressman Brooks is in his fifth term representing Alabama’s Fifth Congressional District and is seeking a sixth term in 2020.
(Original reporting by the Yellowhammer News contributed to this report.)