Mo Brooks Announces Candidacy for United States Senate

By  | May 15, 2017 | Filed under: News

HUNTSVILLE-Today, Congressman Mo Brooks announced his candidacy for United States Senate.  Brooks will travel across the state today and host press conferences in Huntsville, Birmingham, Montgomery, and Mobile.

 

Congressman Mo Brooks said, “I am running for the United States Senate because America’s status as the greatest nation in world history is at risk, because Congress is failing the American people by not rising to the challenges America faces, and because I am the only candidate for the Senate who has a record of proven conservative leadership.”

 

Brooks continued, “America’s challenges have always been great.  We’ve faced and overcome the burning of our Capitol by the British, a civil war, slavery, the Great Depression, World War II, the Cold War and many, many other challenges.  There is no challenge America cannot defeat if we learn from our history and the perseverance of our ancestors.  The key is that America must remember who we are as a people.”

 

Brooks concluded, “We must remember our ancestors who signed the Declaration of Independence, who risked their lives in the Revolutionary War, on the Beaches of Normandy, in Korea, in Vietnam, in Iraq, and in countless other places around the world.  We must remember and defend the foundational principles that have made us the greatest nation in world history.  That is exactly what I have done as a legislator, district attorney, county commissioner and Congressman.  And that is exactly what I will do as the next United States Senator from the Great State of Alabama!  In that vein, I humbly ask the people of Alabama for their prayers, support, and vote.”  

 

Full text of Brooks’ speech to be given in Huntsville today at 11:00 AM

 

I hereby announce my candidacy for the United States Senate.  At the conclusion of this announcement, I will drive to the Alabama Republican headquarters in Birmingham and file my qualifying papers.

 

I am running for the United States Senate because America’s status as the greatest nation in world history is at risk, because Congress is failing the American people by not rising to the challenges America faces, and because I am the only candidate for the Senate who has a record of proven conservative leadership. 

 

Let me be clear, for 75 years America has been unquestionably the greatest nation in world history.

 

America enjoys a standard of living that is the envy of most of the world.

 

America’s military prowess is unparalleled in world history. 

 

America is a beacon of freedom for all.

 

America is not great because we are lucky.  America is great because foundational principles have made us who we are.

 

First, we are a Republic, which means we, as American citizens, control our government. 

 

Second, we enjoy a bill of rights that guarantees our freedoms are protected from abusive government power. 

 

Third, we are a nation of moral principles that act as a compass to guide us to do the right thing.

 

Fourth, America enjoys a free enterprise economy that, over time, has made us the world’s greatest economic superpower.

 

Finally, we have been blessed by our ancestors:  people who worked hard and sacrificed so that we could enjoy a better future. 

 

But today, America is at risk.  History reveals that great nations rarely fall from the outside.  Rather, great nations fall because of weakness from within.

 

Today, America’s elections are threatened by those who oppose voter identification laws and want to allow noncitizens to vote in America elections.

 

Our 2nd Amendment Right to Bear Arms is threatened by powerful political forces that seek to disarm America.

 

America’s moral principles are threatened by those who seek to destroy our values and faith in God.

 

America’s economy is threatened by the twin evils of Socialism and deficits and debt that increasingly risk a debilitating insolvency and bankruptcy of America. 

 

The solutions to America’s challenges are there.  The roadblock to these solutions is the United States Senate. 

 

In order to preserve America’s status as the greatest nation in world history, we must elect senators with the understanding and backbone needed to face and defeat America’s challenges.

 

In that vein, I offer myself as candidate for the United States Senate because I am the only candidate with a proven record of conservative leadership. 

 

As you know, every election cycle a lot of candidates talk that talk.  What distinguishes me from those candidates is that I have also walked the walk.  The proof is my record of conservative leadership.          

 

As a freshman Congressman, The United States Business and Industry Council, representing 2000 manufacturers and 200,000 American jobs, awarded me their “Fighting Freshman of the Year” award because my record was #1 out of 93 freshmen as “a stalwart defender of domestic American industry, technology, innovation, and job creation.”

 

That’s proven conservative leadership.

 

During my six years in Congress, the Club for Growth has consistently graded me in the top 20% of all Congressmen on “economic policies that strengthen our nation’s economy and shrink the size of the federal government.”  

 

That’s proven conservative leadership.

 

During my six years in Congress, the National Taxpayers Union has consistently graded my record at the top of the Alabama Congressional Delegation, tied with Congressmen Bradley Byrne and Gary Palmer, on issues concerning “tax relief and reform, lower and less wasteful spending, individual liberty, and free enterprise.” 

 

That’s proven conservative leadership.

 

During my six years in Congress, the American Conservative Union has graded my record in the top 20% of all Congressmen, with an overall “A” grade during the last session of Congress, on issues relating to “liberty, personal responsibility, traditional values, and strong national defense.”

 

That’s proven conservative leadership.

 

During the last session of Congress, Heritage Action, the political wing of the Heritage Foundation, ranked my record in the Top 10 of all Congressmen  on “principles of free enterprise, limited government, individual freedom, traditional American values, and a strong national defense.”

 

That’s proven conservative leadership.

 

During my six years in Congress, NumbersUSA has graded my record a perfect 100%/A+ score in the fight to secure America’s borders and protect American families’ wages and jobs from the damage done by illegal aliens.  Stated differently, over the past six years, no Congressman has had a better border security record than I have.  

 

That’s proven conservative leadership.

 

Today, America’s challenges are great, perhaps the most challenging in a generation. 

 

But, you know what? America’s challenges have always been great!  We’ve faced and overcome the burning of our Capitol by the British, a civil war, slavery, the Great Depression, World War II, the Cold War and many, many other challenges. 

 

There is no challenge America cannot defeat if we learn from our history and the perseverance of our ancestors.

 

The key is that America must remember who we are as a people.  We must remember our ancestors who signed the Declaration of Independence, who risked their lives in the Revolutionary War, on the Beaches of Normandy, in Korea, in Vietnam, in Iraq, and in countless other places around the world.

 

We must remember and defend the foundational principles that have made us the greatest nation in world history.

 

That is exactly what I have done as a legislator, district attorney, county commissioner and Congressman. 

And that is exactly what I will do as the next United States Senator from the Great State of Alabama!  

 

In that vein, I humbly ask the people of Alabama for their prayers, support, and vote. 

Media Release/Office of Congressman Mo Brooks/Annalyse Keller

 

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One Response to Mo Brooks Announces Candidacy for United States Senate

  1. Michael White May 15, 2017 at 6:47 pm

    Alabama voters have proven time and again that when it comes to elections, we are not the sharpest tools in the shed. But to elect someone who is representing one of the poorest states in the nation who proposes laws which benefit only the rich and corporations, someone who thinks those who are in poor health did something WRONG and do not deserve to be cared for and an attention seeking egomaniac who will say and do anything to get elected
    (and I won’t even go into the stupidity of Alabama voters and those in the rest of the country that has put what appears to be a Russian agent in the White House who thinks nothing of giving up state secrets to foreign adversaries) just would show how far down the rabbit hole this state has gone. Sometimes “You can’t fix stupid” BUT when will Alabama voters at least TRY???

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