Sen. Richard Shelby (R-AL), the longtime retiring senator from Alabama, plans to oppose former President Donald Trump in the primary to replace him and attack Trump’s pick for the nomination, Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL), Breitbart News has learned.
Shelby will, in a yet-to-be-published interview with National Journal, attack Brooks as “irrational.”
“A lot of people would think so. Look at his record,” Shelby told National Journal’s Matt Holt when asked if Brooks would be an “irrational senator,” a transcript of their conversation provided to Breitbart News shows.
Shelby also told National Journal he will “absolutely” be helping his former chief of staff Katie Britt—dubbed the “Alabama Liz Cheney” given her work for swamp consultancies—“everywhere I can.”
“I mean, she has to run her own race, I don’t run people’s race. She’s highly qualified, and a very rational person,” Shelby said. While Shelby claims she is “qualified” to be