Insurrectionist Rep Wore Body Armor To Pre-Riot Rally

The Insider reports:

Republican Rep. Mo Brooks of Alabama said he wore body armor to Donald Trump’s January 6 rally in Washington, DC, after being tipped off about “risks” in the days leading up to the event, Slate reported.

“I was warned on Monday” — January 4 — “that there might be risks associated with the next few days,” Brooks told the Slate politics writer Jim Newell.

“And as a consequence of those warnings, I did not go to my condo,” he added. “Instead, I slept on the floor of my office. And when I gave my speech at the Ellipse, I was wearing body armor. “That’s why I was wearing that nice little windbreaker. To cover up the body armor.”

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