A substantial number of conservative women in Alabama were disappointed when Donald Trump endorsed Senate representative candidate Katie Britt in the primary race. Amy Kremer, a partner in beginning the Women for Trump organization, hit Trump hard for not endorsing her pick Representative Mo Brooks (R-AL).
Kremer told The POLITICO she was advocating conservative women “get back to basics, back to our first principles:”
‘Donald Trump is disconnected from the base. It’s time for those of us in the movement to get back to basics, back to our first principles. … We were here long before President Trump came along, and we’re going to be here long afterward.’
Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) disagreed with Kremer and threw his weight behind Britt, The POLITICO reported:
‘Brooks is an adversary of the Senate minority leader. Adding to Britt’s significant spending advantage in the race was at least $2 million from the McConnell-aligned Senate Leadership Fund, which gave to a pro-Britt super PAC. SLF said their involvement was part of an anti-Brooks effort.’
And Brooks garnered enough votes to force a run-off election. According to The Los Angeles Times:
‘Trump’s un-endorsement was widely expected to end Brooks’ campaign. Instead, Brooks managed to finish second in the state’s May 24 primary, earning 29% of the vote to Britt’s 45% and forcing a runoff.’
Kremer and daughter Kylie Jane Kremer organized the January 6 rally where Donald Trump addressed the crowd. It was not part of the attempted coup until the ex-president ordered his group into the insurrection.
The organizer said this about Trump “people are very angry at (sic) him:”
‘I’m on the ground in Alabama & Trump got this way wrong. People are very angry at him. … I’m not sure they will get over this. They view it as a slap in the face & a disconnect from the [people]. I get it…’
Trump started out with Brooks, but when the representative’s poll numbers began plummeting, he hopped over to endorse Britt. Willing to do anything to gain Trump’s support, Brooks began lauding the ex-president’s big lie, that the 2020 presidential election had been stolen from Trump. It did not help. It only further divided the MAGA world:
‘Such a split among conservative leaders who typically kowtow to Trump – but have been willing to speak out against his endorsed candidate – has been a recurring phenomenon in this year’s Republican primaries. Longtime Trump allies found themselves opposing the former president in primaries in Ohio and Pennsylvania last month, bitter races that resulted in some Trump loyalists arguing that he was wrong in his endorsements of J.D. Vance in Ohio and Dr. Mehmet Oz in Pennsylvania.’
Watch this space for the runoff vote.
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