WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:
- Rep. Mo Brooks says he is willing to testify before the January 6 House select committee if subpoenaed.
- Brooks slammed former President Trump after endorsing Katie Britt and losing his Senate primary race.
- Brooks on Wednesday said Trump has “no loyalty” and is not a “man of his word.”
Rep. Mo Brooks of Alabama said he’s willing to testify before the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol attack if subpoenaed.
Brooks told CNN on Wednesday that he would be open to public testimony.
“My basic requirement is it be in public so the public can see it — so they don’t get bits and pieces dribbled out,” he said.
Brooks also said that he would want to see any documents that he might be asked about and that he would not speak other than issues related to the events of January 6, 2021.
Rep. Bennie Thompson, chairman of the January 6 committee, told CNN that Brooks hadn’t yet been served with a subpoena so they had it “redone.”
“So we are in the process of either redoing it or it’s out the door already,” Thompson told CNN on Wednesday.
Brooks wasn’t served his earlier subpoena because he had been on the campaign trail, Thompson told The Hill. Subpoenas are valid for a limited timeframe.
In May, Brooks rejected a letter from the committee that called for him to testify.
Brooks used to be a staunch Trump ally and even sought the former president’s endorsement. However, Trump ultimately endorsed Katie Britt who beat Brooks in the Alabama Republican primary runoff on Wednesday.
Brooks slammed Trump on Wednesday, saying the former president has “no loyalty to anyone or anything but himself.” After his loss, Brooks said the “bad guys won” and accused Trump of not doing anything unless it “enhances his wallet or ego.”
Brooks also took aim at Trump:— Olivia Beavers (@Olivia_Beavers) June 22, 2022
“The big loser in the election in Alabama yesterday was Donald Trump.”
I asked: Why is that?
MB said he’s not a “man of his word.”Said Trump has “no loyalty” and won’t do anything unless it “enhances his wallet or his ego”
Trump revoked his endorsement of Brooks after the lawmaker suggested the GOP should move forward to 2022 and stop relitigating the 2020 election. Trump accused Brooks of becoming “woke” and pulled back his endorsement.
Source: Yahoo! News