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For some, last night's primetime hearing conducted by the House Select Committee on January 6 was the must-see political event that would tie former President Donald Trump and his allies to Washington, D.C.'s U.S. Capitol riots.

One of the members of Congress that Democrats claimed was directly associated with that event was U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Huntsville), who is also a candidate for Alabama's U.S. Senate seat up in November.

Brooks gave a fiery speech at the Ellipse on the National Mall shortly before the violence on Capitol Hill transpired.

During an interview that aired on Thursday's broadcast of Mobile radio FM Talk 106.5's "The Jeff Poor Show," Brooks said he had no regrets other than underestimating the sound system at the Ellipse. However, he said despite the outcome, it was a speech he would give again.

"I didn't realize the sound system was so good at the Ellipse," Brooks said. "I probably would not have been as loud -- the volume, the decibel level. See, I'm looking at a crowd that's hundreds of yards away, and I don't know how good the sound system is. Down in Alabama, if you have a crowd that big, [you have to be loud] or else they won't hear you.

"The content of it, I thought, was a very good rally speech. Certainly, the folks that did hear me, they were cheering. They were voicing their approval. Apparently, the news media picked up on it a little bit. So, no -- I'm proud of the speech I gave on the Ellipse. I wouldn't hesitate to do it again."

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