Alabama Republican Rep. Mo Brooks delivered a bitter concession speech following a projected loss to Katie Britt in the state’s Senate primary.
Brooks claimed his victory was a victory for Democrats as he blamed them for their part in his loss.
Mo Brooks concedes after losing the Alabama Republican Senate runoff and “congratulates” his conservative rival Katie Britt: “Congratulations to the Democrats. They now have two nominees in the general election.” https://t.co/rDAw1A3I8j
— Sahil Kapur (@sahilkapur) June 22, 2022
“It’s always appropriate to congratulate the winners, and some of these winners might be a little bit unexpected, but I’d be remiss if I did not congratulate the Alabama Democratic Party for helping to ensure that the Democratic nominee in the Republican primary won,” Brooks said.
“Congratulations to the Democrats. They now have two nominees in the general election,” Brooks continued. “Another group I’d be remiss if I did not congratulate are special interest groups generally and more specifically the special interest groups that support open borders and cheap foreign labor. They worked hard for their values,” he added.
Mo should have skipped to the part about being with family. The rest is exactly the kind of arrogance that cost him. Be gracious in a win and own responsibility in a loss. #alpolitics https://t.co/MsXa35sDV2
— Cameron Smith (@DCameronSmith) June 22, 2022
The loss was a difficult one for Brooks who has faced criticism from his party and Democrats.
The nomination of Britt in the strongly Republican state should give her the momentum she needs to become the state’s new senator.