U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Huntsville) was featured in the unlikeliest place on Wednesday night -- a segment on left-of-center MSNBC's "All In."
During a segment on MSNBC, NBC News correspondent Vaughn Hillyard featured an audio exchange between Hillyard and Brooks about a request from former President Donald Trump to "rescind" the 2020 presidential election.
According to Brooks, the request also included a call to remove President Joe Biden from office and a hold new election.Exchange as follows:
HILLYARD: Did he directly tell you to fight to decertify the election, the 2020 election?
BROOKS: He did not use the word decertify. He used the word rescind.
HILLYARD: Rescind. What did that mean to you?
BROOKS: I'm a lawyer. Rescind means that you render it null and void.
HILLYARD: Do you guys have the power to do that in Congress?
HILLYARD: And then immediately remove Joe Biden -- I guess that'd be through impeachment.
BROOKS: Through the rescission of the election results.
HILLYARD: Did he say that he wanted Congress to immediately put him back into the White House?
BROOKS: OK, you're using the word "Congress." My statement doesn't say Congress. We never got that far because I explained to the president that what he asked is legally impossible and violates the United States Constitution, and I'm not going to do it.
HILLYARD: So how did he want you to put him back into the White House?
BROOKS: Through rescinding of the 2020 elections.
HILLYARD: And then he requested of you to create a new special election for the presidency --
BROOKS: Well, that would be a natural follow-up to the rescinding of the election.
HILLYARD: Did he directly say that there should be a new special election for the presidency?
BROOKS: In one of the conversations, he mentioned having a subsequent election for the presidency.
HILLYARD: And this was after this Labor Day?
BROOKS: After September 1, 2021.
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