Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Mo Brooks Canned!

The defeat of Mo Brooks shows Republicans infighting is bigger than we thought. The Republican lawmaker thought endorsements from controversial figures like Laura Ingraham and Sean "Softball" Hannity would help him win. He thought wrong.

While the junk food media is still talking about the attack in Charlottesville, deep in the state of Alabama, there was a primary for the open Alabama senate seat.

A controversial lawmaker from Huntsville was defeated roundly by the establishment.

Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL) didn't win the Tuesday primary for the open seat vacated by Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III. He was one of the nine candidates trying to fulfill the remainder of the open senate seat.

Brooks was competing against Sen. Luther Strange (R-AL) and Roy Moore.

Strange was appointed the seat by Gov. Kay Ivey. Strange who is embattled got an endorsement from Donald J. Trump. Strange is a friend of Robert Bentley, the disgraced Alabama governor who had an affair with a female top staffer. He was forced to resign after he was indicted on criminal charges.
Sen. Luther Strange (R-AL) and Roy Moore face off in a run-off. Strange is embattled because the far right believes he's too soft. Moore a Christian white extremist vows to defeat Strange and those who oppose his campaign.
Moore is controversial figure. He was then a Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court. He became infamous for ruling against the removal of the Ten Commandments outside the Alabama Judicial Building in Montgomery. He was properly removed from office and stayed out the limelight until he won in 2013 for the same position. In 2015, he was barred and stripped of his gavel when he refused to follow a Supreme Court order to issue same-sex marriage certificates. He resigned from the Alabama Supreme Court to run for the senate.

Brooks who had the backing of Laura Ingraham, Mark Levin and Sean "Softball" Hannity failed to muster enough votes. Many Republicans claim that Brooks earlier attacks on Trump when he was then candidate damaged his chances. Alabama went to Trump in the primary heavily.

Brooks supported Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and his failed bid for president.

Books had openly called for Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) to be removed from the position as Majority Leader. Brooks is determined to get the Affordable Care Act repealed. He supported the House version of the healthcare replacement.

Brooks is a string supporter of the Confederacy. Ne has not spoken out against the attack in Charlottesville.

Brooks was one of the victims of the Alexandria, Virginia attack that seriously injured Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA). Brooks had gotten injured by debris and had to help treat Scalise.

Brooks is a member of the Freedom "To Do Nothing" Caucus.

Brooks declined to endorse them. He is upset that the establishment denied him a victory. He thought he could be an insurgent who could shake up DC.

He announced he will run for the House seat.

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