Mo Brooks asks Trump to reconsider endorsement of GOP rival

Mo Brooks asks Trump to reconsider endorsement of GOP rival

Rep. Mo BrooksMorris (Mo) Jackson BrooksAlabama rep: Roy Moore accuser 'is clearly a liar' GOP rep rushes down stairs as reporter asks about Roy Moore's accusers GOP lawmaker backing Moore: Conservative agenda 'more important than contested sexual allegations’ MORE (R-Ala.) is asking President Trump to reconsider his endorsement of Sen. Luther Strange (R-Ala.) in Alabama's Senate race. 

Responding to an earlier tweet from Trump questioning Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellGOP strategist donates to Alabama Democrat McConnell names Senate GOP tax conferees Brent Budowsky: A plea to Alabama voters MORE's (R-Ky.) ability to advance his policy agenda, Brooks cast himself as a do-or-die supporter of the president and asked him to reconsider his support for Strange.

"I agree completely, Mr. President. McConnell & Strange don't support your agenda. I do," Brooks wrote on Twitter. "Reconsider endorsement @realDonaldTrump?"

Brooks is challenging Strange for the Senate seat previously held by Attorney General Jeff SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard SessionsGOP strategist donates to Alabama Democrat House passes concealed carry gun bill Rosenstein to testify before House Judiciary Committee next week MORE. Strange was appointed to temporarily fill the seat after Sessions was confirmed to the top Justice Department job in February.

Strange has the backing of McConnell, who has put pressure on his allies to support the Alabama Republican. And Trump tweeted his endorsement of Strange Tuesday night. 

Brooks said Wednesday morning that he was "baffled" by Trump's endorsement, suggesting that McConnell "somehow misled the President" into doing so.

"In any event, while Mitch McConnell and the Swamp managed to mislead the President last night, I still support the America First Agenda, and the polls show we have momentum," Brooks said in a statement.