Brooks was among the congressmen practicing at the Alexandria, Va., baseball diamond and highlights the experience as he competes in the GOP Senate primary in Alabama, a traditionally conservative state.
The spot turns to a video of Brooks on the scene of the shooting talking to a group of reporters, one of whom asks him whether the incident has at all shaped his opinion on gun control.
Brooks took to Twitter Monday defending his ad saying, "I'm not changing my position on the Second Amendment despite being targeted for assassination by a liberal".
"I'm not changing my opinion on any of the rights we enjoy as Americans", Brooks said, as patriotic music builds in the background.
"Mo Brooks gives his belt as a tourniquet to help the wounded", the next slide in the new Brooks ad reads. If you're curious why Brooks's campaign would do such a thing, read this.
House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, R-Louisiana., at the Capitol on January 7, 2015 in Washington, D.C.
Sherman believes Brooks' use of the event to advance his political career may fall under inappropriate timing, especially as Scalise has bounced in and out of critical condition while he recovers. Luther Strange in the August 15 primary.
Brooks, among a long list of Republican candidates, is running against incumbent Sen.