Donald Trump to Mo Brooks: You stabbed me in the back, so I now stab yours

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Donald Trump says, “No Mo.”

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Donald Trump rescinds his endorsement of Mo Brooks in Alabama’s US Senate race

By Gabby Orr, CNN

Updated 1354 GMT (2154 HKT) March 23, 2022

(CNN)Former President Donald Trump yanked his endorsement from Alabama Senate hopeful Mo Brooks on Wednesday, promising to make a new endorsement in the race before the May 24 primary.

Trump’s stunning decision to untether himself from a candidate who became the first Republican congressman to vote against certifying the 2020 election results on January 6, 2021, comes amid several dismissive comments that Brooks recently made about the election. Brooks was booed at a rally last August upon telling the crowd they should look beyond the last presidential contest. And in the last two weeks, he has publicly accused Trump of asking him to break the law by exploring ways to reinstall him as commander-in-chief.

“Mo Brooks of Alabama made a horrible mistake recently when he went ‘woke’ and stated, referring to the 2020 Presidential Election Scam, ‘Put that behind you, put that behind you,'” Trump said in a statement.

He continued, “When I heard this statement, I said, ‘Mo, you just blew the Election, and there’s nothing you can do about it.'”

Brooks will stay in the Senate race despite Trump’s decision, according to a source close to the congressman.

CNN’s David Wright and Alex Rogers contributed to this story.

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