Trump-loving Rep. Mo Brooks, an Alabama Republican, has been served with a lawsuit filed by Democratic Rep. Eric Swalwell of California, just days after Swalwell and his attorneys said they were having trouble finding Brooks, according to a report from The Hill.
Swalwell’s suit charges Brooks and other Donald Trump allies of provoking the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol Building by a pro-Trump mob.
Brooks claimed via Twitter that he had been served with the suit when members of “Swalwell’s team” broke into his home and actually served his wife:
“@EricSwalwell Well, Swalwell FINALLY did his job, served complaint (on my WIFE). HORRIBLE Swalwell’s team committed a CRIME by unlawfully sneaking INTO MY HOUSE & accosting my wife! Alabama Code 13A-7-2: 1st degree criminal trespass. Year in jail. $6000 fine. More to come!”
Philip Andonian, an attorney for Swalwell, appearing on CNN, responded to Brook’s claim that they broke into his home:
“No one entered or even attempted to enter the Brooks’ house. That allegation is completely untrue. A process server lawfully served the papers on Mo Brooks’ wife, as the federal rules allow.”
“This was after her initial efforts to avoid service. Mo Brooks has no one but himself to blame for the fact that it came to this. We asked him to waive service, we offered to meet him at a place of his choosing. Instead of working things out like a civilized person, he engaged in a juvenile game of Twitter trolling over the past few days and continued to evade service. He demanded that we serve him. We did just that. The important thing is the complaint has been served and Mo Brooks can now be held accountable for his role in inciting the deadly insurrection at the Capitol.”
The lawsuit was filed back in March and accuses former President Donald Trump, his then-personal attorney Rudy Giuliani, his son Donald Trump Jr. and Mo Brooks of inciting the Jan. 6 riot and breaking several Wlaws in the process.
Trump has responded to the suite, claiming he holds “absolute immunity” from it and called for it to be dismissed in a court filing of his own.
Brooks seemed to revel in the lawsuit, as he tauntingly drew up a “Wanted” poster after learning that lawyers for Swalwell had hired a private investigator to identify him and serve him with a lawsuit over the Jan. 6 insurgency.
“Have you seen me out?! Good ol’ Patriots have!” Brooks wrote in a tweet on Friday. “Guess the libs aren’t looking so hard.”
“@ericswalwell is apparently trying to “find me” to discuss my Save America speech. Have you seen me out?! Good ol’ Patriots have! Guess the libs aren’t looking so hard,” he tweeted.
When Swalwell’s legal team caught up with Brooks’s wife this weekend at his Alabama home is when the legislator accused the Democrat’s “team” of trespassing.
Swalwell’s suit targets Brooks over a speech that he gave back on Jan. 6 at Trump’s “Save America” rally that included attendees who went on to storm the U.S. Capitol building later that day. Brooks encouraged the crowd to “stop at the Capitol” and went on to declare it the day that “American patriots start taking down names and kicking a–.”
Brooks was also mocked (and probably hacked) for posting a picture to Twitter that included personal information such as his gmail password.