Republican U.S. Senate hopeful Mo Brooks appeared on one of the last places you might expect Alabama GOP voters to be tuned into on Wednesday.

Brooks appeared on MSNBC's "All In" on the eve of the much-ballyhooed primetime hearings of the House Select Committee on the Jan. 6, 2021 U.S. Capitol riot.

Although Brooks' back-and-forth with MSNBC host Chris Hayes was not as contentious as his appearance on "Fox News Sunday" last month, Brooks revealed he was hoping to woo Republican voters as the only conservative in his runoff contest against former Business Council of Alabama President and CEO Katie Britt.

Brooks also acknowledged former President Donald Trump's wish to be reinstated as president was not possible. However, he said if he had been the "victim" of voter fraud and election theft as Trump has claimed, he would want to be reinstated as well.

"Are you worried that the president is -- the former president is like not all there or mentally fit? Because that seems like a delusional thing to ask you," Hayes said.

"If I had been the victim of voter fraud and election theft activity, I would've wanted the same thing," Brooks replied. "What you can do is a different matter, that's for the law to decide. But I would've wanted the same thing. I would have wanted to be reinstated."

"You think that's a reasonable thing?" Hayes asked.

"I would have wanted to rescind the election. I would have wanted to do everything," Brooks said. "But as you and I know, under the Constitution of the United States ..., the deadline is Jan. 6. I wish it was longer, but it's not. But I would have wanted the same thing that President Trump wanted if I had had an election stolen from me. That's what he believes. That's what I believe."

"Yes, that belief is wrong, unfortunately to great, great negative effect on our country," Hayes responded.

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