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Senate candidate Congressman Mo Brooks (R-AL05) was joined on Friday by Sen. Rand Paul (R-Kentucky) at a campaign event at the Valley Hotel in Homewood. Sens. Paul and Ted Cruz (R-Texas) have endorsed Brooks in the Republican primary runoff on June 21.

"It is very much an honor and a pleasure to be here on this day with you,” said Brooks. “I want to thank each and every one of you for trying to put America first. You are not here today because you want to profit from what the government can do for you.

“Who better to make the case for liberty and freedom than Mr. Liberty and Freedom himself, Sen. Rand Paul."

“Please don’t send us some weak sauce, we need a red-hot conservative,” Paul said.

Paul slammed the establishment in the Senate.

“They are like furniture," said Paul. "They have been there for years, and you can set them on one side of the room or the other. They are there for power.”

Paul commented on the Senate's recent vote on a balanced budget amendment.

“We got 29 Republicans, but we lost 18 big-government Republicans,” Paul said. “This is the problem: they all tell you they are conservative, but they don’t vote that way.”

Paul said that Brooks is a true conservative who will actually vote for his principles.

“I had an amendment in committee to fire (Dr. Anthony) Fauci,” Paul said. “We lost six Republicans. My bill would have divided up his responsibilities to three people who would replace him, but none of them would be him. The problem is not Democrats. We know where they are. The problem is Republicans."

“If we take control of Congress and next year I am the Chairman, I have got to have every Republican on this committee vote to give me subpoena power," said Paul.

“...We need some cayenne pepper, we need some red hot tabasco Republicans like Mo Brooks, not somebody who is going to go to Washington and be nice to everyone.", Paul said,

1819 News asked if the country needs more Republicans who can work across the aisle in Washington to craft compromises on big issues like gun violence, voting rights, national defense, and crafting the budgets.

“I think there needs to be more compromise,” Paul said. “The compromise is that we need to get inflation under control."

Paul said the left doesn't like America.

“Everyone on the left is saying that America is a terrible place, that everybody is a racist,” Paul said. “It is a much better place than it was sixty years ago."

Paul said runoffs can be unpredictable and votes are needed.

“Runoffs are funny things,” Paul said. “Ted Cruz got second in his primary but won his runoff. My dad several years got second in his primary election but won in his runoff."

“I need you to vote 10 times on Tuesday,” Brooks said. “America needs you to vote 10 times on Tuesday. The way you can do that legally is to vote and bring 10 friends with you."

“This is your country. This is your state. There are evil forces at work. They see us as sheep that can be led astray. Please vote legally 10, 20, 30 times in this election.”

Brooks faces former Business Council of Alabama President and CEO Katie Boyd Britt in the Republican runoff election on Tuesday.

To connect with the author of this story, or to comment, email brandon.moseley@1819News.com

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