Mo Brooks Whines About Being Served With Swalwell 1/6 Lawsuit
Mo Brooks has been served and he’s not happy about it. Last week attorneys for Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.) told a federal judge that they had to hire private investigators to formally serve the Alabama Republican congressman with the lawsuit Swalwell filed against him for Brooks’s role in inciting the deadly Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol.
Ever since early March, Brooks has been desperately avoiding process servers seeking to present him with the legal paperwork. That entirely unnecessary game of cat-and-mouse that Brooks dragged out ended Sunday when a private investigator left the papers with Brooks’s wife, Martha Jenkins, at their Alabama home.
Details of the service and exactly how it is that the PI got Jenkins to accept the papers will be revealed in an affidavit that Swalwell’s lawyers are required to file with the court. Federal rules permit service to be accomplished by delivering the paperwork to any adult in the residence of the defendant.
Brooks, who bragged about “taking down names and kicking ass” during his speech at the “Stop the Steal” rally that whipped up the pro-Trump crowd and encouraged it to storm the Capitol, immediately went to whining on Twitter Sunday afternoon. He alleged that “Swalwell’s team committed a CRIME by unlawfully sneaking INTO MY HOUSE & accosting my 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! pic.twitter.com/zjGA9J7Dv4
— Mo Brooks (@RepMoBrooks) June 6, 2021
It’s doubtful that either of those actions took place, but Brooks’s story is similar to the one fabricated by Sen. Josh Hawley, who tweeted in early January that “Antifa scumbags came to our place in DC and threatened my wife and newborn daughter” when, in fact, a group of people wrote “Trump Lost” in chalk on the sidewalk in front of the Missouri senator’s northern Virginia home and left a copy of the Constitution at the front door.
For Brooks, the clock now begins ticking for him to file his response to Swalwell’s allegations that the Alabama congressman broke Washington, D.C.’s anti-terrorism act by inciting the riot and that they aided and abetted violent rioters and inflicted emotional distress on the members of Congress. Twice-impeached, one-term former president Donald Trump and Rudy Giuliani also are named in the lawsuit.