U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Huntsville) is continuing his campaign offensive against one of his opponents, former Business Council of Alabama president Katie Britt.
During an appearance on Huntsville radio WVNN’s “The Dale Jackson Show,” Brooks insisted Britt was “weak on border security” when touting the support former President Donald Trump had given his campaign for U.S. Senate.
When asked to elaborate on the claim by host Dale Jackson, Brooks said Britt, by virtue of serving as chief of staff for U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby (R-Tuscaloosa), who also served as the Senate Appropriations Committee chairman, was culpable for Trump’s inability to complete the proposed wall at the U.S.-Mexico border.
“[W]hat was the number one issue of Donald Trump when he got elected in 2016?” Brooks said. “Build the wall. Now, who was it that controlled the money with which to build the wall? Republicans did. We had the House. We had the Senate. We had the White House. Katie Britt has heavily relied on her relationship with Richard Shelby. She was his chief of staff in 2017 and 2018.”
“And who is [it] that refused to give us the money that would be necessary to build the wall?” he continued. “Well, it was the Senate Republican appropriators, aka Richard Shelby and Katie Britt. That’s why we don’t have the wall built. We couldn’t get our own people to help us come up with $20, 30 billion, whatever it is, out of trillions of [dollars] being spent.”
Brooks also claimed Britt was “weak” in this arena, given a source of her campaign’s funding was from groups he deemed to be on the side of a lax immigration policy.
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