- Sep 25, 2001
Brooks said a White House employee asked him to speak at the rally.
Republican Congressman Mo Brooks of Alabama argued in a filing with the U.S. district court in the District of Columbia he was acting within the scope of his employment as a member of the House when he delivered a speech at a rally outside the White House on January 6.
The Alabama Republican told the court that as a member of Congress, he is subject to the Westfall Act, which shields federal employees from being sued for engaging in their official duties.
The Justice Department last month declined a request from Brooks to represent him in Swalwell's suit, saying his appearance at the rally at the Ellipse was a campaign activity and inciting an attack on the Capitol falls outside the scope of his employment.
You've got to be kidding.
Inciting a riot was official capacity?
What a piece of sh*t!
He should be jailed alongside Trump for treason!