Current Congressman and U.S. Senate candidate Mo Brooks, R-Alabama, was angrily booed during former President Donald Trump’s appearance at York Family Farms in Cullman Saturday after suggesting to the throngs of the former president’s supporters that they should put the results of the 2020 presidential election behind them.
“There are some people who are despondent about the voter fraud and election theft in 2020. Folks, put that behind you,” Brooks said, just as the first boos could be heard. “Look forward. Look forward. Beat them in 2022. Beat them in 2024.”
Brooks, one of Trump’s most untamed allies in Congress, appeared stunned before the blunt haranguing he received, quickly pivoting to: “Alright. Well look back at it, but go forward and take advantage of it,” but to no noticeable avail. The crowd would later start chanting “we want Trump” during Brooks’ speech.
The same crowd would later boo Trump after he said, “I recommend taking the vaccines.”
After the rally concluded, Brooks posted a near about-face on Twitter.
“Let me be clear, the 2020 election was fraught with voter fraud & election theft on a massive scale,” Brooks said. “If only legal votes cast by eligible American citizens were counted, Trump won the election. I support audits of state 2020 election results, & I eagerly await their findings.”
Brooks’ campaign issued a statement the following morning stating that patriotic Americans are “angry about what happened in 2020 to President Trump, and they want a Senator who fearlessly fights Socialist Democrat voter fraud and election theft.”
His statement made no mention of the booing.
In April, former President Trump endorsed Brook’s campaign for Senate. He hopes to secure retiring U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby’s seat against former U.S. Ambassador to Slovenia Lynda Blanchard; Katie Britt, former president and CEO of the Business Council of Alabama and previous chief of staff to Shelby; and businesswoman Jessica Taylor.