The Birmingham News reports:
Alabama Congressman Mo Brooks said in a court filing Friday that he should be dismissed as a defendant in the lawsuit brought by California Congressman Eric Swalwell.
In citing why he should be dismissed as a defendant, Brooks said the messages he posted to Twitter and the speech he gave at the pro-Trump rally in Washington on the morning of Jan. 6 were all part of his official capacity as a congressman.
“Brooks drafted, practiced and gave his Ellipse rally speech at the request of the White House and pursuant to Brooks’ duties and job as a congressman concerning presidential election dispute resolution obligations imposed on Congress by the U.S. Constitution and, generally, U.S. Code,” Brooks petition said.
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— AL.com (@aldotcom) July 3, 2021