Congressman Mo Brooks Demands Public Apology from Socialist Democrats, Fake News Media & Others Who Falsely Claimed Brooks Was Somehow Responsible for January 6th Capitol Attack
“How can January 6th speeches cause a Capitol attack that was preplanned and coordinated long before the speeches were even given?”
Washington, DC— Wednesday, Congressman Mo Brooks (AL-05) demanded a public apology and retraction from Socialist Democrats, their Fake News Media allies, and RINO “Surrender Caucus” Republicans who jumped to false conclusions without waiting for investigations that have revealed the true facts surrounding the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol. For emphasis, and as any honest reading of Congressman Brooks January 6 Ellipse speech reveals, Congressman Brooks urged rally attendees to seek redress at the ballot box in the 2022 and 2024 elections and never, in any way, shape or form, asked rally attendees to engage in any violent behavior at the U.S. Capitol.
Congressman Brooks said, “As a former prosecutor, I understand the difference between speculation and evidence. Soon after the January 6 Capitol attack, I urged letting the investigations of the Capitol attack play out before drawing conclusions about what happened. The Fake News Media (looking to increase their ratings, readership, and profits), Socialist Democrats (looking to capitalize politically on the tragic events), and RINO 'Surrender Caucus' Republicans (looking to improve their past dismal showings in GOP primaries) refused to heed my advice. With a reckless disregard for the truth, they pushed the false narrative that demonstrators were whipped into a fervor by Save America Rally speeches at the Washington Mall Ellipse. They maliciously took statements out of context that I made in my Save America Rally speech and intentionally distorted them to make it seem like I encouraged violence. I did no such thing. President Donald Trump did no such thing. The media and publishers have a duty to uncover and report the truth. In this instance they acted with a complete disregard for the truth by reporting scurrilous, slanderous and libelous accusations against myself and President Trump with no due diligence to uncover the truth, and with malice toward my good name. Federal investigations and Congressional committee hearing evidence establishes the Capitol attack was preplanned and coordinated. The attack was in no way, shape or form spontaneous. America now knows the Capitol attack was not caused by speeches at the Ellipse Save America Rally because the criminals who attacked the Capitol planned and prepared for them days and even weeks before the Ellipse speeches were even given. Any good faith examination of the facts related to the Capitol attack would have led one to quickly discover the attack was preplanned. Sworn law enforcement testimony and findings confirm just that.”
Brooks concluded, “In order to restore my name against the malicious attacks, I demand that each and every Socialist Democrat, Fake News Media outlet, and RINO 'Surrender Caucus' Republican who sullied my good name by accusing me of inciting violence, publicly apologize and retract their statements. If any of these defamers are honorable and honest, they will do just that. However, for obvious reasons, I will not hold my breath awaiting their apology. Socialist Democrats, their Fake News Media allies, and RINO 'Surrender Caucus' Republicans must be held accountable for their defamation, slander and lies. The evidence is overwhelming and vindicates me and President Trump. The Capitol Attack was preplanned and coordinated by militant elements of various political groups. These were not peaceful protestors. No one saw the scale of the attack coming (not even the Capitol Police, with all of their intelligence resources). And, it was not the spontaneous result of my rousing political rally speech that occurred hours before and a mile and a half away, a speech, I might add, that contributed to the Alabama Republican Party recently honoring me with the title of a ‘ rare true statesman’.”
Evidence that Capitol Attack was Preplanned and Supporting Testimony: (See video HERE of quoted testimony at Congressional Committee hearings)
On February 23, 2021, the U.S. Senate Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs/Rules & Administration Committee held a joint hearing on the January 6 Capitol attack. On February 24, 2021, the U.S. House Appropriations Committee, Legislative Branch Subcommittee held a hearing on the January 6 Capitol attack. Witnesses at both hearings agreed that the Capitol attack was “preplanned and coordinated.” Further, Department of Justice documents allege that individuals charged with crimes related to the Capitol attack conspired “to forcibly storm the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021—they communicated with one another in advance of the incursion and planned their attack.”
Socialist Democrats, Fake News Media, and “RINO” “Surrender Caucus” Republican attacks on Congressman Brooks’ good name:
- Bill Britt, Alabama Political Reporter, January 27, 2021
- Equated Mo Brooks to the Taliban and said he is in favor of “imposing religious order with Taliban-style justice.” https://www.alreporter.com/2021/01/27/opinion-congressman-mo-brooks-is-dangerous/
- Kyle Whitmire, AL.com, January 7, 2021
- “He (Mo Brooks) shouldn’t have been at that protest Wednesday morning, stoking an insurrection that disgraced America before the world.”https://www.al.com/news/2021/01/whitmire-mo-brooks-didnt-shout-fire-he-helped-set-it.html
- Wilbert Woodruff, Limestone County NAACP, January 12, 2021
- “Resign immediately, because of your selfish disregard for your constituents. The 5th District and the citizens of this country, we stand with the Alabama NAACP state conference and calling on your resignation.”https://www.waaytv.com/content/news/North-Alabama-NAACP-chapters-call-for-Rep-Mo-Brooks-to-resign-573581151.html
- Josh Moon, Alabama Political Reporter, January 7, 2021
- “So, on Jan. 6, 2021, disregarding your oaths to defend and protect the constitution, you instead helped incite insurrectionists and became active participants in a coup attempt to overthrow the American government.”https://www.alreporter.com/2021/01/07/opinion-alabama-congressmen-who-incited-a-coup-attempt-should-resign/
- Alabama State Rep. Chris England, January 8, 2021
- “As a result, 5 people are now dead including a LEO that was trying to protect him from the melee he incited.”https://www.al.com/news/2021/01/mo-brooks-on-kick-ass-speech-i-make-no-apology-for-inspiring-patriotic-americans.html
- JD Crowe, AL.com, January 11, 2021
- “Alabama Coup Klutz Klan”https://twitter.com/CroweJam/status/1348638655158611969?s=20
- Congressman Tom Malinowski Censure Resolution
- “Representative Brooks’ actions encouraged and fueled the mob. . .” https://www.congress.gov/bill/117th-congress/house-resolution/31?s=1&r=3
- Malinowski Tweet, January 11, 2021
- “The threat from these violent extremists remains ongoing, and many of my colleagues, Republicans and Democrats, fear for the safety of their families. Congressman Brooks, however, remains unrepentant. This will not be tolerated.”https://twitter.com/Malinowski/status/1348698036017328130
- Jennifer Rubin, Washington Post, February 2, 2021
- “Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Ala.) . . . .incited the attack on the U.S. Capitol.”https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/02/02/democrats-make-republicans-defend-worst-worst/
- Andrea Mitchell, MSNBC, January 11, 2021
- “What about Don Jr., what about Rudy Giuliani, and other, Mo Brooks, a member of Congress, can they be prosecuted for inciting a riot?”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AaZiKP8W40U
- Claire Goforth, Daily Dot, February 26, 2021
- “Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Ala.) is among the many CPAC speakers who also bear blame for the Capitol riots.”https://www.dailydot.com/debug/cpac-speakers-death/
- Lincoln Project in video titled “This is Your Coup, Mo Brooks.”
- “This is your Coup. This is your Siege. This is your Insurrection.”https://www.facebook.com/thelincolnproject.us/videos/this-is-your-coup-mo-brooks/204650824666524/
- Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz,January 11, 2021
- “Not only did Congressman Brooks’ fuel an insurrection against the body he serves in, his words helped spark chaos, destruction, injuries and death.”https://wassermanschultz.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=2558
- Casey Tolan, Curt Devine, Drew Griffin and Scott Bronstein, CNN, January 13, 2021
- “Brooks, a staunch conservative and one of Trump's closest congressional allies, was one of the first speakers at the National Mall rally that preceded the riot, and his fiery language helped set the tone for what came next.” https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/12/politics/gop-lawmakers-fiery-language-under-scrutiny-invs/index.html
Further Evidence that Capitol Attack was Preplanned and Supporting Testimony:
See video HERE of quoted testimony at Congressional Committee hearings
February 23rd Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, Hearing Examining the January 6th Attack on the U.S. Capitol
Acting Chief Robert Contee, Metropolitan Police Department
Mr. Steven Sund, Former Chief of the U.S. Capitol Police
Mr. Michael Stenger, Former U.S. Senate Sergeant at Arms
Mr. Paul Irving, Former U.S. House Sergeant at Arms
Captain Carrneysha Mendoza, Field Commander U.S. Capitol Police Special Operations Division
February 24th House Appropriations Committee, Legislative Branch Subcommittee, Hearing on Security Failures on January 6th.
Timothy Blodgett, U.S. House Acting Sergeant at Arms
Yogananda D. Pittman, Acting Chief of Police, U.S. Capitol Police
February 23rd Senate Hearing Testimony:
Time stamps refer to video HERE of hearings
Chairwoman Klobuchar: I want to start out just to clear up one thing by just asking all of our witnesses a yes or no question. Based on what we know now, including the recent Department of Justice indictment, do you agree that there is now clear evidence that supports the conclusion that the January 6th insurrection was planned and coordinated attack on the U.S. Capitol?
All witnesses answered in the affirmative.
Mr. Sund’s verbal opening statement:
We properly planned for a mass demonstration with possible violence. What we got was a military style coordinated assault on my officers and a violent takeover of the Capitol building.
Mr. Stenger’s verbal opening statement:
The events of January 6th went beyond disobedience. This was a wild, coordinated attack where the loss of life could have been much worse.
Chairman Gary Peters: What did you see that leads you to believe this was a coordinated attack? And I would like our other witnesses to engage in that as well.
Sund: Yea, I’m able to provide you a quick overview of why I believe it was a coordinated attack. One, these people came specifically with equipment. You’re bringing climbing gear to a demonstration. You’re bringing explosives. You’re bringing chemical spray such as what Captain Mendoza had talked about. You’re coming prepared. The fact that the group that attacked our West Front attacked our West Front 20 minutes, approximately 20 minutes before the event over at the Ellipse ended, which means they were planning on our agency not being at full strength, watching the other event saying look that event is ending, ok everybody get on post, they’re going to be marching our way, knowing that we may not be at full strength at that time. And then also the fact that we were dealing with two pipe bombs that were specifically set right off the edge of our perimeter to, what I suspect, draw resources away. I think there was a significant coordination with this attack.
Peters: Anybody else? Chief Contee, I think you also believed it was a coordinated attack?
Contee: Oh, absolutely. My view is from the day of the incident. I think there were hand signals that were being used by several of the insurrectionists. There was radio communication by several individuals involved. The coordinated use of chemical munitions to include bear spray by several of the people that were out there. I certainly believe it was coordinated. To Chief Sund’s point regarding the placement of the pipe bombs in the areas, their discovery prior to this event. All of those thing, and adding to that, what we know in hindsight now, as a result of the ongoing investigation that is being handled by the FBI, as they continue to scrub social media, I think we’re learning more and more and more that this was clearly a coordinated effort.
Peters: Real quick, Mr. Irving, then I’ll ask another question. Real quick, Mr. Irving.
Irving: Based on the information provided by Chief Contee and Chief Sund, I would agree the evidence would indicate a coordinated attack.
Senator Ron Johnson: The House managers made a big deal that this was predictable, this was foreseeable. Which I don’t believe. Do you believe that the breach of the Capitol was foreseeable and predictable?
Sund: No, I don’t. If you look at some of our other partner agencies, I think Acting Chief Contee actually made the statement that the breach of the Capitol was not something anybody anticipated, nor do I think some of our federal partners expected it. I don’t think Secret Service would have brought up the Vice President if they’d expected it.
Senator King: It seems to me that it is communicated adequately but we did not have the collection that we needed. For example, the Norfolk, Virginia letter, how does it get filtered and where does it get filtered?
Former Chief Sund: Again, the Norfolk Field Office letter is something to consider because even at noon on the 5th I held a joint conference call with the members of the board, my executive team, a dozen of the top law enforcement and military officials from Washington, DC where we discussed the upcoming events on the 6th the upcoming events for the inauguration, any kind of threats, any kind of issues we may have, and even though we had the director of the field office for the Washington field office for the FBI, nothing was mentioned about it. So, I think my big point is, I think we need to look out. There is significant evidence that is coming out that the insurrection that occurred on the 6th was planned and coordinated well in advance, coordinated almost to the point that you’re looking at the number of states where you’re having events coordinated and it’s that detection that would have been key to putting the effective security in place for this event.
Chairwoman Klobuchar closing statement: A few things that are very clear to me, is the statements at the beginning… but there is clear agreement that this was a planned insurrection and I think most members here very firmly agree with that and I think it’s important for the public to know that. This was planned, we now know that this was a planned insurrection.
Mr. Sund’s Senate Hearing written testimony:
This was an attack that we are learning was pre-planned, and involved participants from a number of states who came well equipped, coordinated, and prepared to carry out a violent insurrection at the United States Capitol.
When the group arrived at the perimeter, they did not act like any group of protestors I had ever seen. Unlike other heated protests, these protesters did not simply congregate to angrily voice their grievances. As soon as this group arrived at our perimeter, they immediately began to fight violently with the officers and to tear apart the steel crowd control barriers, using them to assault the officers. It was immediately clear that their primary goal was to defeat our perimeter as quickly as possible and to get past the police line. This mob was like nothing I have seen in my law enforcement career. The group consisted of thousands of well-coordinated, well-equipped violent criminals. They had weapons, chemical munitions, protective equipment, explosives, and climbing gear. A number of them were wearing radio ear pieces indicating a high level of coordination.
Meanwhile, at approximately 1:50 p.m., USCP resources dispatched to look for other possible explosives located another pipe bomb at the Democratic National Committee headquarters, as well as a vehicle with explosives and a weapon, all within close proximity of the Capitol Grounds. As a result of these explosive devices, extensive USCP resources were dispatched to the scenes, and two congressional office buildings had to be evacuated. I believe all of this was part of a coordinated plan related to the attack on the Capitol.
February 24th House Hearing Testimony:
Blodgett: As we know now, the events of January 6th were not like the previous marches or any other rallies that we’ve had on Capitol grounds. The intelligence provided to the Capitol Police and other law enforcement did not anticipate a coordinated attack.”
Department of Justice evidence:
Department of Justice News Release “Three Individuals Affiliated With the Oath Keepers Indicted in Federal Court for Conspiracy to Obstruct Congress on Jan. 6, 2021:
“According to the charging documents, Watkins, Crowl, and Caldwell communicated with each another in advance of the Jan. 6, 2021, incursion on the U.S. Capitol and coordinated their attack.”
“According to the indictment, the three defendants initiated their communications and coordination in November 2020 and continued through on or about Jan. 19, 2021, when Caldwell was arrested. The exchanges vary in topics from a call to action to logistics, including lodging options, coordinating calls to discuss the plan, and joining forces with other Oath Keeper chapters.”
Department of Justice Thomas Edward Caldwell, Donovan Ray Crowl, Jessica Marie Watkins charging documents:
“THOMAS CALDWELL is a 65-year-old resident of Clarke County, Virginia. CALDWELL is believed to have a leadership role within the Oath Keepers. As described more 5 fully herein, CALDWELL planned with DONOVAN CROWL, JESSICA WATKINS, and others known and unknown, to forcibly storm the U.S. Capitol.”
“As described below, evidence uncovered in the course of the investigation demonstrates that not only did CALDWELL, CROWL, WATKINS, and others conspire to forcibly storm the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021—they communicated with one another in advance of the incursion and planned their attack.”