If you've been to one of Republican U.S. Senate hopeful Katie Britt's campaign events, you've likely seen her husband, former University of Alabama and New England offensive tackle Wesley Britt.
At six feet, eight inches, he is hard to miss.
Reportedly, Wesley Britt has also played a role in trying to woo former President Donald Trump's support.
According to a CNN report, New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick, Wesley's former NFL coach, spoke favorably about his former player regarding Alabama's U.S. Senate race.
However, with the Trump endorsement up for grabs, Wesley Britt's social media activity has been questioned.
Screenshots obtained and verified by 1819 News, show Wesley Britt having used the "like" function on a handful of anti-Trump tweets between 2016 and 2021.
One of the highlighted tweets is a reaction to a video of now-acquitted Kenosha shooter Kyle Rittenhouse in August 2020.
Twitter user @Ginas1369 blames "Trump's America" for the nation's mood, which apparently was "liked" by Wesley Britt.
This is so upsetting and what I always feared about. Trump's America is death, fear and hatred.— MamaGina (@Ginas1369) August 26, 2020
Other tweets allegedly liked by Wesley Britt were connected to comments made by Trump, who at the time was a vocal supporter of U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Huntsville).
Trump has since rescinded his endorsement of Brooks.
Stay out of Alabama politics. Katie Boyd Britt is no Liz Cheney. Your dad was a great president but he is not anymore— Jeremy Sasser (@aucivil01) May 28, 2021
Another alleged "liked" tweet criticizes a Trump debate performance against then-Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.
You knew his idiot ass would chime in at some point…..don’t sweat it.— Aubie61 (@aubie61) July 11, 2021
In August 2016, also prior to Trump's presidential win later that year, Wesley Britt appeared to like a tweet from U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell (D-Birmingham) promoting the so-called Voting Rights Advancement Act of 2015, which was widely favored by Democrat lawmakers at the time.
We just watched a man meltdown on live TV. #debates— Trent (@BarstoolTrent) September 27, 2016
Late Sunday, Wesley Britt responded to the claims he "liked" the anti-Trump tweets.
In a statement given to 1819 News, Wesley Britt said he never "liked" the tweets and suggested the likes were falsified to benefit Katie Britt's opponent Mike Durant, who he alleged had "Big Tech" backers.
"This is an absolute lie — I never liked those tweets," Wesley Britt said. "Just like Big Tech maliciously and wrongly banned President Trump and helped rig the election against him, I have no doubt that the anti-Trump Big Tech backers of Mike Durant will falsify anything to help him win.
"There hasn't been a bigger supporter of President Trump than me since he came down the escalator in 2015. I always enjoyed visiting with him in the Patriots locker room before that, too, and the fact that my dad is a builder and President Trump is a builder immediately drew me to him. I'm fired up for Katie to help President Trump finish building the wall and make America strong again when he is elected to what should be his third term in 2024. We need more winners in Washington fighting for the MAGA agenda."
Britt campaign spokesman Sean Ross also responded with an attack on the Durant campaign when 1819 News inquired about Wesley Britt's social media activity.
"After being exposed for his close ties to the Lincoln Project and backing by anti-Trump Big Tech execs in California, Mike Durant is desperately and sadly shopping all kinds of absurdities," Ross said. "Katie and Wesley Britt voted for President Trump every time he was on the ballot, proudly went to his inauguration in 2017, and have been honored to visit with him about Alabama's Senate race.
"Once again, Mike Durant is making things up to try and distract from his past statement that disarming U.S. citizens would be a good step toward law and order. For a so-called outsider, John McCain protégée Mike Durant is clearly willing to stoop to the lowest of political lies. And it's especially rich given that Mike Durant is personally on the record this year calling President Trump 'his own worst enemy'. No wonder the Lincoln Project put him in an ad attacking President Trump weeks ahead of the 2020 election."
Alabama Republican voters head to the polls on May 24 to select their preference for the GOP nod in the state's November general election. If none of the candidates are able to secure more than 50% of the vote in the May election, it will head to a June 22 runoff to determine the party's nominee.
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