Alabama Republican Congressman Mo Brooks on Monday announced that he will be running for the U.S. Senate in 2022. Brooks was joined at the event by top Trump adviser Stephen Miller. Alabama Democratic Party Executive Director Wade Perry slammed Brooks in response to his Senate announcement.
“Stephen Miller and Mo Brooks are not only bad for our country and our democracy; they are terrible human beings,” Perry said in a statement. “And liars. Good people don’t encourage and cheer forced family separation and kids in cages. Good Americans don’t lie to fellow Americans about made-up fantasies of election fraud when there is NO EVIDENCE. And good people and good Americans definitely do not foment sedition or violence against our Capitol. They both did and should both be ashamed of themselves.”
The Alabama Democratic Party wrote of the Huntsville event where Brooks announced his candidacy: “The architect of the insurrection meets the architect of kids in cages … none other than Stephen Miller.”
“Why is Mo Brooks campaigning with a known white nationalist and xenophobe?” the Democrats wrote in a fundraising email. “Why didn’t they invest more in the graphic design budget? Why does Mo Brooks think that the people of Alabama will elect a spineless, racist, insurrectionist to statewide office?”
“He’s dangerous, he’s bigotted, he’s out of his league, and he’s going to be stopped in his tracks,” the ADP wrote.
“Just because his colleagues, constituents, and countrymen no longer want him in the House, that sure doesn’t mean we’re going to let him take the Senate,” the ADP said. “We’re going to start raising hell even before day 1, and we need you with us.”
Brooks is currently serving in his sixth term representing Alabama’s 5th Congressional District. He is a former Madison County commissioner, state legislator and prosecutor.
The Alabama Democratic Party currently does not have a single statewide office holder. The ADP has had just one statewide victory since 2008 when former U.S. Attorney Doug Jones defeated former Chief Justice Roy Moore in a December 2017 special election. Jones was unseated by Republican challenger Tommy Tuberville in 2020.
The Senate election will be November 2022.