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 BrooksTrump immigration measures struggle in the courts Latino groups intervene in Alabama census lawsuit Alabama GOP congressman preps possible Senate bid against Doug Jones 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 McConnellGraham: I hope Dems 'get their ass kicked' for conduct around Kavanaugh Saudi mystery drives wedge between Trump, GOP Overnight Defense: Trump worries Saudi Arabia treated as 'guilty until proven innocent' | McConnell opens door to sanctions | Joint Chiefs chair to meet Saudi counterpart | Mattis says Trump backs him '100 percent' 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 SessionsDepartment of Justice right to go after Hezbollah Sessions defends media following disappearance of Saudi journalist Trump goes on 12-tweet Twitter tirade 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.