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  • Subpoenaed

  • Former U.S. Representative

Mo BrooksLast Updated: December 19, 2022


Huntsville, Alabama

Insurrection Related Information

  • Voted Against Certification
  • Spread Disinformation Online
  • Spoke at Rally
  • Subpoenaed by 1/6 Commission
  • Requested Pardon

Previous Office(s) Held

  • U.S. House Representative, Alabama District 05

Executive Summary

This Representative spread disinformation through social media and voted against certifying election results on January 6, 2021.

  • Mo Brooks made several podcast and radio appearances between November and January pushing Stop the Steal lies, including after the insurrection.
  • Brooks also pushed insurrectionist rhetoric and “fighting” for your country when discussing Jan. 6. One notable rant included comparing the acts (voter fraud) by US socialists to (socialists) Nazi, Soviet Russian and Communists China killing their own countrymen.
  • Brooks also led the movement to object to the electoral college certification, hyped the significance of Jan. 6, and frequently pushed election lies on his social media platforms before and after the insurrection.
  • Brooks promoted and spoke at the Stop the Steal rally on Jan. 6 and helped plan the events along with Biggs and Gosar, according to Ali Alexander.
  • After the Jan. 6 events, Brooks defended his previous incendiary rhetoric, claiming that his “kick ass and take names” line was about fighting for political victories in future elections.
  • He also defended the majority of people in attendance on Jan. 6 and claimed that “antifa” was among the rioters. He tweeted that citizens lost “faith” in the country’s election process and therefore felt compelled to “fight back with violence,” adding that “THAT is why we must fight for honest & accurate elections.”

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  • The coordination between Representative Brooks and his colleagues clearly shows an intent to disrupt the legitimate democratic process of certifying the Electoral College vote count in Congress, which was occurring concurrently, and was successfully disrupted by the riot.

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Previous Office(s) Held

Former U.S. House Representative, Alabama District 05


January 3, 2011 - January 3, 2023

Previously Ran for Office(s)

Ran for U.S. Senate, Alabama in 2022

Affiliated Organizations

    • Extremist / Right-Wing Group

    Stop the Steal

    10 individual(s)

Press Coverage

  • Mark Meadows Exchanged Texts With 34 Members Of Congress About Plans To Overturn The 2020 Election

    Published on December 12, 2022 Read at Talking Points Memo
  • Jan. 6 investigation subpoenas McCarthy, Jordan, 3 other House Republicans

    Published on May 12, 2022 Read at Politico
  • Select Committee Subpoenas Five Members of Congress

    Published on May 12, 2022 Read at January 6 Select Committee
  • Select Committee Requests Information From Additional Members of Congress

    Published on May 1, 2022 Read at January 6 Select Committee
  • EXCLUSIVE: Jan. 6 Protest Organizers Say They Participated in ‘Dozens’ of Planning Meetings With Members of Congress and White House Staff

    Published on October 24, 2021 Read at Rolling Stone
  • The 147 Republicans Who Voted to Overturn Election Results

    Published on January 8, 2021 Read at New York Times

Verified Social Media Handles

Affiliated People (3)

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    • Subpoenaed

    Ali Alexander

    • Organizer
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    • U.S. Representative

    Paul Gosar

    Current Office Held
    • U.S. House Representative, Arizona District 09
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    • U.S. Representative

    • Subpoenaed

    Andy Biggs

    Current Office Held
    • U.S. House Representative, Arizona District 05


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