One day after former President Donald Trump was indicted on federal charges for challenging the 2020 election results, six Republican members of Alabama’s U.S. congressional delegation officially gave him their support for 2024.
Per a Politico report, Trump received the endorsements of U.S. Reps. Robert Aderholt (R-Haleyville), Mike Rogers (R-Saks), Gary Palmer (R-Hoover), Barry Moore (R-Enterprise), Dale Strong (R-Madison) and Jerry Carl (R-Mobile).
He also has the support of longtime ally Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Auburn) and several elected officials on the state level, such as Lt. Gov. Will Ainsworth, Agriculture Commissioner Rick Pate and the entire Alabama Public Service Commission.
U.S. Sen. Katie Britt (R-Montgomery) is yet to make an endorsement, but she "enjoys a warm relationship with President Trump."
“Senator Britt continues to serve on the RNC’s Republican Party Advisory Council,” explained Britt’s communications director Sean Ross to 1819 News. “As a condition of joining that Council, she pledged to stay neutral until the Council has finished its work, and she keeps her word.”
“Senator Britt enjoys a warm relationship with President Trump and had an opportunity to speak with him by phone this week,” he continued. “The Senator greatly appreciated his well wishes and kind words. They discussed the disastrous results of the Biden presidency and the need to restore strength to the White House so that hardworking American families are put first again. While she continues to rest and recover at home, Wesley and her parents are excited to be there in person on Friday to welcome President Trump back to Alabama.”
Britt’s neutrality comes despite Trump offering her his endorsement in her election last November. Trump initially supported former U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Huntsville) but pulled his endorsement during the election in favor of Britt.
Trump's recent indictment is his third since March. Many conservatives have suggested the indictment was politically motivated.
His other indictments involve allegedly falsifying business records concerning a payoff to porn star Stormy Daniels and mishandling classified documents. President Joe Biden has also been accused of mishandling classified documents, but federal officials have not yet indicted him.
Trump is scheduled to be the keynote speaker on Friday night at the Alabama Republican Party Summer Dinner in Montgomery. Over 2,000 attendees are expected to attend.
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