Former President Donald Trump endorsed Katie Britt in Alabama’s Senate runoff, months after he dropped the endorsement of Rep. Mo Brooks (R).
Britt, who served as the chief of staff for retiring Sen. Richard Shelby, is considered the front-runner in the runoff, though Brooks remains competitive.
“Katie is an Incredible Fighter for the people of Alabama,” Trump said in a statement released late Friday. “Katie Strongly Supports our under siege Second Amendment, Stands Up for Parental Rights, and Will Fight for our Military, our Vets, and Election Integrity. Above all, Katie Britt will never let you down. So Get Out and Vote for Katie Britt on June 21st in the Alabama Senate Runoff—she has my Complete and Total Endorsement!”
Trump initially endorsed Brooks, but the former president rescinded that support in March as the congressman was dropping in the polls.
Brooks has backed up Trump’s unsupported claims the 2020 election was “stolen” but at different times has urged voters to focus on the future and look ahead to this year’s midterm elections and 2024. Trump cited those remarks as his main reason for dropping Brooks.
“Mo Brooks of Alabama made a horrible mistake recently when he went ‘woke’ and stated, referring to the 2020 Presidential Election Scam, ‘Put that behind you, put that behind you,’ despite the fact that the Election was rife with fraud and irregularities,” Trump said at the time. “If we forget, the Radical Left Democrats will continue to Cheat and Steal Elections.”