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Suddenly everyone gets 'biblical' in hot U.S. Senate race

U.S. border with Mexico stretches more than 1,950 miles, much of it unpatrolled.

A Republican lawmaker is vowing to filibuster any spending bill that doesn’t fund President Trump’s promised U.S.-Mexico border wall – and he says he’ll use the opportunity to read the King James Bible on the floor of the U.S. Senate until the funding is approved.

Alabama Republican Rep. Mo Brooks, who is running for Senate, released a campaign ad Sunday titled “Build the Wall”:

The ad features then-presidential candidate Donald Trump telling Americans, “When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best.”

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After the Trump clip, Brooks pledges that if elected, he will fight for the border-wall funding even if it means shutting down the government.

“President Trump promised a wall to keep us safe and to protect American jobs for American workers. But even some establishment Republicans are blocking the way,” he says.

“Elect me to the Senate, and I’ll fight every spending bill that doesn’t fund that wall,” Brooks promised. “And if I have to filibuster on the Senate floor, I’ll even read the King James Bible until the wall is funded. And you know what? Washington could benefit from that.”

Brooks wants Alabama’s voters to know he’s serious about building the wall – so serious, he will out any Republican who stands in the way.

“We’re going to build that wall, or you’ll know the name of every Republican who surrenders to the Democrats to break my filibuster. I give you my word, and I don’t give my word lightly.”

Brooks is running for the Senate seat vacated by Jeff Sessions, who is now serving as attorney general in the Trump administration. Luther Strange was appointed to fill the seat until the special election takes place. Strange, who has support from Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, and Brooks are both competing to be second-place contenders behind former Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore, who is the front-runner in a crowd of 10 Republican candidates for the slot.

Former Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore

As WND reported, Moore was elected chief justice in Alabama but was removed from office a decade ago for his defense of a Ten Commandments monument at the state Supreme Court building. He was elected again by voters before being removed a second time, this time over his unwillingness to bow before the ideology of same-sex marriage.

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Brooks has been endorsed by some big names, including radio hosts Laura Ingraham and Mark Levin, Fox News host Sean Hannity and House Freedom Caucus Chairman Mark Meadows.

Brooks and Moore aren’t the only candidates getting biblical in the Alabama race.

Strange recently called Trump’s election “a biblical miracle.”

“President Trump is the greatest thing that’s happened to this country,” Strange stated in a forum hosted by the Montgomery County Republican Executive Committee.

“I consider it a biblical miracle that he is here,” he said.

In late June, Politico reported Brooks’ internal polling showed Moore is leading the race at 31 percent. Strange comes in next at 23 percent and Brooks is third at 21 percent. Alabama’s Senate primary is scheduled for Aug. 15. It is expected to head to a runoff, which would take place Sept. 26. The general election will be held Dec. 12.