HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Alabama Congressman Mo Brooks announced he’s running for a U.S. Senate seat in 2022 at a campaign rally in Huntsville Monday night.

Brooks announced he would be running for Senator Richard Shelby’s seat, who will be retiring at the end of his current term.

Brooks, a sixth term congressman, has seen his national profile raised in recent months as he’s been outspoken alleging vote fraud in the 2020 Presidential Election.

“Radical Socialists seek to destroy the foundational principles that have made America the greatest nation in world history. I cannot sit on the sideline and watch Socialists destroy an America I love,” said Rep. Mo Brooks in a statement on his candidacy. “The stakes have never been higher. It is clear the Senate needs leaders willing to fight rather than cower in their foxholes. I am running for the Senate because America’s status as the greatest nation in world history is at risk, and because I am the only candidate for Senate with a proven record of conservative leadership that Alabama voters can trust and rely on.”

News 19 received a statement from the Alabama Democratic Party on the announcement reading: “Stephen Miller and Mo Brooks are not only bad for our country and our democracy; they are terrible human beings. And liars. Good people don’t encourage and cheer forced family separation and kids in cages. Good Americans don’t lie to fellow Americans about made-up fantasies of election fraud when there is NO EVIDENCE. And good people and good Americans definitely do not foment sedition or violence against our Capitol. They both did and should both be ashamed,” said Executive Director Wade Perry.

News 19’s reporter at the site of the rally reported seeing signs that read ‘Mo Brooks Senate’ ahead of the rally.

The event was held at Bullet and Barrel, an indoor shooting range on Leeman Ferry Road.

Former President Donald Trump’s top immigration policy adviser, Stephen Miller joined Brooks for the rally and offered his endorsement.