“Few Republicans have as much COURAGE and FIGHT as Alabama Congressman Mo Brooks,” Trump said in a statement.
Serving in his sixth term in the House, Brooks is seeking the Senate seat left open by retiring GOP Sen. Richard Shelby.
With Trump’s endorsement, Brooks will likely lock up the GOP nomination and be seen as the race’s front-runner given his ties to the former President’s supporters and the fact that Trump won Alabama by 26 points last fall.
Brooks has been a strong ally of Trump’s and was one of the first congressional members to publicly state he would object to the certification of Joe Biden’s victory in the 2020 presidential election. He also boosted Trump’s baseless claims of widespread fraud in the 2020 election.
In his endorsement, the former Republican President said Brooks “will protect our Second Amendment, combat the Biden open borders agenda” and “is fighting for voter integrity (like few others).”
At the January 6 “Stop the Steal” rally, Brooks told the crowd, “Today is the day American patriots start taking down names and kicking ass.” Hours later, the pro-Trump mob stormed and ransacked the US Capitol to try to stop Congress from certifying Biden’s victory.
CNN’s Manu Raju and Alex Rogers contributed to this report.