Seeking Move to U.S. Senate, Rep. Mo Brooks Says His Faith Reflects America’s Moral Compass
As Alabama Congressman Mo Brooks was practicing his swing along the third baseline in preparation for the annual Congressional Baseball Game for Charity last month, a gunman opened fire. Brooks ran for cover in a cinderblock dugout of the Alexandria, Va. baseball field, unaware that his name was on a haunting list inside the gunman’s pocket. Reflecting on that morning, he says it’s simply a picture of how Americans have to defend themselves from those who want to use force to “undermine our republic.” “Normally it’s verbal bullets, but we’re in a fight. There are people who do not share our values, who do not share the principles that help make America a great nation, and we have to decide if we’re going to continue to adhere to the foundational principles that have helped make America who we are. If we are, we are going to have to fight at the ballot box.”
Serving our state as a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives/Fifth Congressional District, Brooks hopes to move to the U.S. Senate via special election on August 15, 2017. Brooks is frustrated with the lack of progress on issues that are important to the Alabama voters who have elected him to Congress four times since 2011. He points out that in the past two years, the House passed more than 500 bills that were never voted on from the Senate floor. He believes serving Alabama in the U.S. Senate will allow him to help stop the obstruction of what his party has set out to accomplish in Washington, D.C.
A native of North Alabama, Brooks says his Christian faith is directly tied to his passion as an elected official because the moral values he adheres to in his voting record are directly tied to moral values promoted in the Scripture. “Great countries go wayward when they lose their moral compass, [which] guides you to do the right thing rather than the wrong thing with the power that your country has been blessed with,” he says. The single greatest issue that led him to pursue political involvement on the Congressional level is the United States deficit and debt. He looks to examples of other countries that have experienced financial collapse to communicate the severity of a potential insolvency and bankruptcy on future generations of Americans.
Above all, Brooks says, he wants his voting record—and ethics record, with no complaints on file in both his professional and political experiences as a district attorney, state legislator, county commissioner, and U.S. Congressman—to show that he consistently puts his state and his country above personal interest. His ultimate desire is to transfer his passion for conservative issues into action, rather than continued use of filibuster, in the Senate. Learn more here. †
At time of press, a field of 19 candidates will be on the August 15, 2017 Primary ballot for U.S. Senate. Birmingham Christian Family welcomes other candidates to share with us their Christian beliefs and views.
UPDATE June 2022: Congressman Mo Brooks faces a June 21, 2022 Republican Primary Runoff with Katie Britt for Alabama Senate Seat.