U.S. Representative Mo Brooks claimed Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D–California) and U.S. Rep Liz Cheney (R– yoming) are using the congressional committee investigation on Jan. 6, 2021, as a way to interfere with the Alabama election for Senate.
Brooks is a candidate for U.S. Senate. He spoke at the now-controversial rally for Trump supporters on Jan. 6, 2021, in Washington D.C. and there are recent media reports about a potential subpoena by the congressional committee investigation of the Jan. 6, 2021, riot.
“The partisan Witch Hunt Committee ('Pelosi Republicans' don’t count) has yet to personally serve me with a subpoena,” Brooks said in a statement. “I will be in a better position to respond to its purported contents if and when actual service happens.”
Brooks noted it has been 18 months since the 2020 election, and he has not been asked for testimony by the committee about the events of Jan. 6, 2021, until now.
“It’s no coincidence Nancy Pelosi and Liz Cheney seek to interfere with Alabama’s electing a conservative Senator by coming after me at the most campaign intense time of the GOP Primary and Runoff elections,” Brooks said. “Pelosi and Cheney hate America First candidates. With the release of the ‘2000 Mules’ documentary, the American people are learning what I’ve said since the 2020 election: the 2020 election was stolen, and Donald Trump is the rightful winner. I was proud to stand with President Trump and courageous Republican Congressmen and Senators on January 6. The partisan 'Witch Hunt' committee’s shameless antics won’t change that.”
Brooks was one of the first members of Congress to publicly challenge the integrity of the 2020 election results and was a leader of the movement to refuse to certify the Electoral College results pending an investigation of the integrity of the vote. Congress ultimately rejected calls for an investigation into the 2020 election. After the Capitol Building was stormed by angry Trump supporters, Pelosi appointed a select committee to investigate the events of Jan. 6.
“I have already given at least two sworn statements in federal court during Eric Swalwell's losing effort to sue me, plus numerous other oral and written statements about events relating to January 6,” Brooks said. “I have given numerous House Floor speeches about voter fraud and election theft in the 2020 elections. To my knowledge, no other potential Witch Hunt Committee witness has been so publicly open about the 2020 elections and January 6 events. If the partisan Witch Hunt Committee wants my observations of events, all it has to do is read or listen to my numerous prior statements.”
Brooks stated that his response to a subpoena would depend on several factors, including whether his testimony will be public, if questions will be limited to the events of Jan. 6, and if he will be questioned by members of Congress directly. He also said he would consult with Congressmen Jim Jordan, Scott Perry, Andy Biggs, and Kevin McCarthy “to determine whether it is best to present a united response to the partisan Witch Hunt Committee before giving a formal statement.”
Brooks has been criticized by many Democrats for his role in questioning the 2020 election results.
Lillie Boddie, Katie Britt, Brooks, Karla M. Dupriest, Mike Durant, and Jake Schafer are all running in the Republican primary for U.S. Senate.
Will Boyd, Brandaun Dean, and Lanny Jackson are running in the Democratic primary for the Senate seat.
Both primaries are on May 24.
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