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Alabama GOP Rep. Mo Brooks said he has finally been served with the lawsuit brought by Rep. Eric Swalwell for allegedly helping incite the Capitol riot – but accused the Democrat’s team of breaking into his home.
Swalwell “is apparently trying to ‘find me’ to discuss my Save America speech. Have you seen me out?! Good ol’ Patriots have!” Brooks said in a tweet Friday.
“Guess the libs aren’t looking so hard,” he added along with a mocked-up “Wanted” poster marked with a red “Found.”
He followed up with a tweet Sunday in which he said, “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 added: “Alabama Code 13A-7-2: 1st degree criminal trespass. Year in jail. $6000 fine. More to come!”
Brooks’ spokesman said the congressman has filed a complaint with police over the incident.
“Swalwell’s process server entered the Brooks’ home without Martha Brooks’ knowledge and without her consent,” rep Clay Mills told the Washington Post, referring to Brooks’ wife.
“Then he refused to leave when Mrs. Brooks demanded it. There is video proof. The Brooks filed a police report,” added Mills, who did not share a copy of the video or police report.
Swalwell attorney Matthew Kaiser told CNN on Sunday night that a private investigator had left the papers with Brooks’ wife at their home.
Philip Andonian, another attorney for Swalwell, denied Brooks’ allegations about a break-in.
“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,” Andonian told the network.
“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,” he said.
“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,” Andonian continued.
“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,” he added.
Swalwell’s legal team has not formally notified the court that Brooks has been served, according to CNN.
The lawsuit alleges that former President Donald Trump, his son Donald Trump Jr., former Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani and Brooks broke Washington, DC, laws, including an anti-terrorism act, by “inciting” the Jan. 6 riot — and that they aided and abetted the rioters and inflicted emotional distress on members of Congress.
The former president, his son and Giuliani, who have acknowledged receiving the lawsuit, argue their words didn’t cause the mayhem and are protected.
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