January 6

Republican lawmaker is served lawsuit saying he helped incite Capitol riot


Alabama GOP Rep. Mo Brooks has been served with a lawsuit seeking to hold him partially responsible for the storming of the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, CNN reports.

The lawsuit was filed by Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA) and was confirmed by both a tweet from Brooks and an attorney for Swalwell.

“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!” Brooks tweeted.

According to CNN, Swalwell’s legal team had difficulty locating Brooks while trying to serve the lawsuit and had to hire a private investigator in order to serve the papers. Swalwell’s attorney told CNN Sunday that the private investigator left the papers with Brooks’ wife at their home in Alabama. CNN has not been able to confirm Brooks’ claim that Swalwell committed a crime.

Swalwell’s lawsuit alleges former President Donald Trump, his son, Donald Trump Jr., former Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani and Brooks, incited the riot and aided and abetted the rioters and inflicted emotional distress on members of Congress.

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