Mo Brooks teases Senate announcement with Stephen Miller

Rep. Mo BrooksMorris (Mo) Jackson BrooksBrooks pushes for immunity from Swalwell suit over January 6 Bad week in Trumpland signals hope for American democracy Kinzinger supports Jan. 6 panel subpoenas for Republicans, including McCarthy MORE (R-Ala.) will be joined by former Trump White House adviser Stephen MillerStephen MillerSunday shows preview: Delta concerns prompt CDC mask update; bipartisan infrastructure bill to face challenges in Senate Trump to Pence on Jan. 6: 'You don't have the courage' 'Just say we won,' Giuliani told Trump aides on election night: book MORE at a campaign event in Alabama on Monday where the GOP congressman could potentially launch a run for the Senate. 

Brooks announced the event, titled “Campaign Rally and Announcement,” on Twitter Wednesday evening, adding that Miller would be joining him for “an exciting announcement.” 

While there were no further details offered on the specifics of the event at Bullet & Barrel in Huntsville, many anticipate an official announcement from Brooks on a run for the seat of retiring Alabama Sen. Richard ShelbyRichard Craig ShelbyOn The Money: Trump asks court to block release of tax returns to Congress | Private sector adds 330K jobs in July, well short of expectations Senate panel advances first three spending bills Graham's COVID-19 'breakthrough' case jolts Senate MORE (R).  


Brooks has not yet publicly announced an official decision on his campaign plans, though he indicated last month that he would be interested in Shelby’s seat. 

"I am running for election in 2022, either for my House seat or for the Alabama Senate seat,” Brooks said in a statement at the time. 


“Quite frankly, the last three months of scurrilous and palpable false attacks on me by Socialist Democrats and their fake news media allies have been a wonderful blessing because they have sent my state-wide name I.D. and Republican primary support through the roof,” he added. 

Brooks, a staunch ally of former President TrumpDonald TrumpMajority of Americans in new poll say it would be bad for the country if Trump ran in 2024 ,800 bottle of whiskey given to Pompeo by Japan is missing Liz Cheney says her father is 'deeply troubled' about the state of the Republican Party MOREtold on Wednesday that his upcoming campaign event will either include an announcement on a race for reelection for the House or a bid for Shelby’s seat. 

The Hill has reached out to Brooks’s office for additional information on next week’s event. 

It is unclear what role Miller, who prior to his time in the White House served as communications director for then-Alabama Sen. Jeff SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard SessionsWant to evaluate Donald Trump's judgment? Listen to Donald Trump Democrat stalls Biden's border nominee Garland strikes down Trump-era immigration court rule, empowering judges to pause cases MORE (R), would play on Brooks’s campaign, though the presence of a former Trump administration official signals an effort by the GOP congressman to attract support from the former president’s fervent base of supporters. 

Miller throughout Trump’s administration played a key role in shaping responses to immigration, including the widely criticized zero-tolerance policy that separated families at the U.S.-Mexico border as a way to deter migrants. 


So far, the only other candidate to officially launch a campaign for Shelby’s seat is Lynda Blanchard, a businesswoman and Trump’s former ambassador to Slovenia. 

In a nearly three-minute video announcing her campaign last month, Blanchard described herself as an outsider and fierce Trump defender. 

“I’m a Christian conservative and business builder, a mother of eight wonderful children. I’m a proud member of the MAGA movement. Like you, I’m grateful for the leadership and courage of our 45th president, Donald Trump,” she said in the video. 

Blanchard held a fundraiser at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Fla., over the weekend, at which the former president made a surprise visit.