GOP Senate candidate threatens shutdown over border wall

Rep. Mo BrooksMorris (Mo) Jackson BrooksGOP lawmaker blasts Omar and Tlaib: Netanyahu right to block 'enemies' of Israel Conservatives call on Pelosi to cancel August recess Overnight Defense: Woman accusing general of sexual assault willing to testify | Joint Chiefs pick warns against early Afghan withdrawal | Tensions rise after Iran tries to block British tanker MORE (R-Ala.) said in a new Senate campaign ad that if he is elected, he will fight to have the border wall along the U.S.-Mexico border funded, even threatening a government shutdown in order to do so.

“Elect me to the Senate, and I’ll fight every spending bill that doesn’t fund that wall. And if I have to filibuster on the Senate floor, I’ll even read the King James Bible until the wall is funded,” Brooks said in a Senate campaign ad. Breitbart News first reported the ad on Sunday.

Brooks threatened to go up against his Republican colleagues who are also blocking funding for the border wall.

“We’re going to build that wall, or you’ll know the name of every Republican who surrenders to the Democrats to break my filibuster. I give you my word, and I don’t give my word lightly,” he continued.

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The ad, titled “Build The Wall,” also uses clips of President Trump making statements about the relationship of the U.S. and its southern neighbor, making his case for why the U.S. needs a border wall.

“President Trump promised a wall to keep us safe and to protect American jobs for American workers,” Brooks continues.

Brooks is running to take the seat that Attorney General Jeff SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard SessionsHouse Democrats seeking Sessions's testimony in impeachment probe McCabe's counsel presses US attorney on whether grand jury decided not to indict US attorney recommends moving forward with charges against McCabe after DOJ rejects his appeal MORE held before Trump tapped him to serve as the head of the Justice Department.

The news outlet reports that the ad will “air statewide in Alabama on television soon.”