GOP Rep. Mo Brooks (Ala.) appeared to be vying for Donald Trump’s re- endorsement on Sunday as he got into a heated exchange with ‘Fox News Sunday‘ guest host Sandra Smith after he insists that Trump was robbed in the 2020 presidential election.
Brooks says he “understands” Trump’s decision to want to rescind the 2020 presidential election because he was “robbed.”
Smith rightfully pointed out that there was no evidence of fraud in the election and multiple attempts by Trump allies in court to prove the 2020 election was stolen from former President Trump failed.
“You just made a false statement,” Brooks said. “The courts are not the final arbiter of who wins federal election contests,” Brooks added then pointed to conspiracy theorist Dinesh D’Souza’s election fraud film, 2000 Mules, to make his case.
“That has been looked at and fact-checked by multiple outlets, including Reuters, who have [reported] there isn’t any proof that there was widespread voter fraud,” Smith said.
“You’re absolutely wrong, Sandra,” Brooks groused. “But keep going with that story if you wish.”
Brooks was unendorsed in his Senate race by Trump for being too “woke” after he said the party should move past the 2020 election. Still, he managed to survive the GOP primary election and is headed for a runoff with Katie Britt on June 21. The winner will face Democrat Will Boyd in November to fill the seat left vacant by retiring Republican senator Richard Shelby.