Alabama Rep. Mo Brooks insisted during a Fox News interview Sunday that widespread voter fraud cost former President Donald Trump the 2020 election. During the course of the conversation Brooks had with Smith, they discussed Trump and his unendorsement of Brooks. They also had a clash over the 2000 Mules documentary and the 6th January U.S. Capitol attack. Brooks constantly spoke in favour of Trump saying that Trump was robbed of the election in 2020.
“And I can understand him wanting to do that, okay? He was robbed, in my judgment, in 2020. In his judgment, he was robbed. And so I can understand that desire,” Brooks said. To this, Smith interrupted Brooks by saying that no evidence had yet been found proving that the election was stolen from Trump.
“And just to go on the record, there has been still no evidence or proof provided that there was any sort of fraud in the 2020 elections,” said Smith interrupting Brooks. After this comment by Smith, Brooks instantly defended himself by saying that what Smith was saying was absolutely false and there was a lot of evidence. “Oh, no, that’s wrong. I don’t know why you people in the media keep saying that, but that is absolutely false. That is absolutely false. You keep saying every time but that’s absolutely false,” said Brooks, lashing out at Smith. This is when the argument between Smith and Brooks started.
Brooks said that there were 150 Congressmen and Republican senators who looked into the voter fraud and said that there was something wrong. The Representative continued by bringing up the 2005 incident when the White House Chief of Staff found systemic weaknesses and flaws in the election system. The congressman continued his onslaught at Smith and even told her that she hadn’t done her homework properly.
“You had 150 congressmen and senators who absolutely disagree with you on what you just said”
“You had 150 congressmen and senators who absolutely disagree with you on what you just said,” Brooks said. “So what are you calling them? What are you calling them when you say 150 Republican senators and congressmen look at the voter fraud issue and said there was a major problem? What are you calling the Commission on Federal Election Reform, a bipartisan committee with Jimmy Carter on the one hand and James Baker — Ronald Reagan’s White House chief of staff on the other — back in 2005 who analyzed the systemic weaknesses, systemic flaws in our election system and warned us that elections are going to be stolen if we don’t fix these problems and those problems were not fixed? So I don’t know who’s telling you there’s no evidence, but that tells me you haven’t done your homework. I’m sorry, but that’s the way it is” the congressman ranted.
Both Smith and Brooks kept speaking over each other without listening to what the other person had to say. Brooks even told Smith that she had made a false statement without doing her research and because of that, Brooks gets to have the last word. “Wait a minute, no, no. I’m getting-I’m getting the last word on this, because you just made a false statement, okay?” the Alabama lawmaker said. Even after this, Smith kept talking about how the federal and state judges dismissed all the claims made by Trump and his allies. Brooks did not waver from his claim that the elections were indeed stolen from Trump. “Look at the ‘2000 Mules’ documentary that has come out. Look at how many mass mail out of ballots there were across the United States for which we have no security,” Brooks said.
About 2000 Mules
The movie 2000 Mules has been directed by Indian-American Dinesh D’Souza shows the widespread election fraud that took place during the 2020 presidential elections. The former president Donald Trump claims that it was because of this swindling of votes that he didn’t win the 2020 elections. The title ‘Mules’ make reference to the agents who secretly dropped off ballots at various drop boxes during the 2020 elections. There are claims that say about 2000 Mules were paid to drop off ballots at drop boxes all over America. 2000 Mules shows surveillance video of Georgia voters dropping off multiple ballots.
D’Souza promotes allegations made by True the Vote, a Texas-based organization that gathered dropbox surveillance video and cellphone location data in parts of Georgia, Arizona, Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania. All were swing states where Biden won. True the Vote founder Catherine Engelbrecht said in the movie that her organization tracked cellphones that were near both drop boxes and unidentified nonprofit organizations, which she believes coordinated the ballot harvesting operation.
About Rep. Mo Brooks
Morris Jackson “Mo” Brooks Jr. born on 29th April 1954, is an American attorney and politician. Brooks served as the U.S. Representative of Alabama’s 5th congressional district for 11 years. In 2021, Brooks announced his candidacy for the U.S. Senate seat after Richard Shelby 2022. When Brooks had first started his campaign he received an endorsement from Trump, but Trump later withdrew his endorsement. Even though Brooks didn’t receive Trump’s endorsement he managed to come second in the Republican primary after Katie Britt. Brooks and Britt as to have a runoff election against each other later this year.
Brook’s education qualification includes a double major in political science and economics with the highest honours in economics from Duke University, he also received a J.D. Degree (Juris Doctor Degree) from the University of Alabama School of law in 1978. Brooks’s political career began in 1982 when he was elected to the Alabama House of Representatives and was later reelected in 1983, 1986 and 1990. Before getting into politics Brooks was a practising lawyer and also a partner in a firm called Leo & Brooks. Brooks announced his candidacy in the 2017 United States Senate special election. He was also elected Republican house caucus chairman three times.
About Fox News Media
The Fox News Channel, abbreviated FNC, commonly known as Fox News, and stylized in all caps, is an American multinational conservative cable news television channel based in New York City. It is owned by Fox News Media, which itself is owned by the Fox Corporation. Fox News was founded on 7th October 1996. Suzanne Scott is the CEO of Fox News since 2018. Fox News was created by Australian – American media mogul Rupert Murdoch to appeal to a conservative audience. As of September 2018, approximately 87,118,000 U.S. households (90.8% of television subscribers) received Fox News.
Fox News Media has been providing reports in support of the Republican party and mostly in favour of former president Donald Trump. Fox News increases Republican vote shares and makes Republican politicians more partisan. Fox News viewing increased Republican vote shares among voters who identified as Republican or independent. Though Fox news denies any claims of them being biased. Many people believe that Fox News helped Republicans communicate with their base and spread their ideas, and they have been effective in mobilizing voters to participate in midterm elections.
About Sandra Smith
Sandra Kaye Smith born on 22nd September 1980 is a business and news reporter currently serving as co-anchor of America Reports on the Fox News Channel in New York CitySmith graduated from Louisiana State University, having taken some business classes and minored in speech. Smith began her career working for a financial firm. She worked as a research associate at Aegis Capital Group. Smith had her TV Debut she covered U.S. equities and derivatives markets, contributed to breaking news and analysis, and reported for Bloomberg Press.
She joined Fox Business as a reporter in October 2007. She currently serves as co-anchor with John Roberts of Fox News America Reports on weekdays beginning at 1 PM ET. The program involves discussions of prominent issues, as well as afternoon headlines, with experts and newsmakers. Sandra Smith was an Illinois High School Association state qualifier, earned All-DuPage Valley Conference honours and she even received the honour of an Academic All-Conference selection.