Mo Brooks is lying once again about his “100 percent” support for President Donald Trump, says the leading Senate Republican organization.
Senate Leadership Fund, the super PAC linked to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, is accusing the Huntsville Republican congressman and U.S. Senate candidate of once again “falsely” stating he voted “down the line” on bills supported by Trump.
SLF offers a clip of Brooks telling WVNN radio July 21: “Out of 300 and something votes that we’ve cast so far this year in the House of Representatives, every single one of them that has involved a White House position, I have voted with the White House.”
“I have concurred with the policy goals they have put forth,” Brooks continued. “The record is, the White House and I have agreed 100 percent of the time on the things that the White House has sought to achieve.”
Not so, says SLF spokesperson Chris Pack.
As proof, Pack offers research by the nonpartisan Congressional Quarterly’s Vote Watch, where Brooks is, in fact, among the bottom 10 Republican members of Congress with the lowest percentage of voting in line with Trump’s agenda.
While the number is still somewhat high – it is far from the “100 percent” that Brooks claims.
“Like a typical Washington politician,” Pack says. “Mo Brooks keeps saying things that are plainly untrue to hide his record of opposing Donald Trump as a candidate and as President.”
SLF recently launched a website – MoBrooksMoLies.org — dedicated to fact checking Brooks as he faces a tough Senate campaign against sitting Sen. Luther Strange and former Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore. They are part of a 10-person field vying for the Republican nomination to serve the remaining term of Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
Last week, Roll Call reported on internal polling that puts Brooks third in what seems to be shaping up as a three-candidate race; Moore leads with 27 percent, Strange at 23 percent and Brooks at 21 percent.
Alabama voters have until July 31 to register for the Aug. 15 Republican and Democratic special primaries. The last day to apply for an absentee ballot is Aug. 10. If there is no primary winner — with 50 percent plus one — a runoff is Sept. 26; the general election is Dec. 12.