Mo Brooks accused Deputy Eric Swalwell of illegally allowing his “team” to enter his home to file a lawsuit against his wife in the Capitol — demanding that the California legislature receive a year in prison.
“Well, Swalwell FINALLY did his job, filed a complaint (on my WIFE),” Brooks, the pro-Trump representative for Alabama’s 5th congressional district, wrote on Twitter on Sunday.
“TERRIBLE Swalwell’s team has committed a CRIME by illegally sneaking into MY HOUSE and approaching my wife!” he continued. Alabama Code 13A-7-2: 1st Degree Criminal Violation. Years in prison. $6,000 fine.”
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Accompanying the tweet was an image of a computer screen displaying the Alabama Criminal Defense Act.
The lawsuit seeks to partially blame Brooks for instigating the January 6 attack on the Capitol.
Rep. Mo Brooks alleges Eric Swalwell’s “team” illegally broke into his Alabama home and “approached” his wife to file a lawsuit, partially blaming him for instigating the Capitol riot . He demanded that the Democratic representative receive a year in prison and a $6,000 fine for the crime
Swalwell’s lawyers had a hard time submitting the papers to Brooks and had to hire a private investigator. The team said they had finally notified Brooks’ wife Martha Jenkins (right) of the lawsuit
Alabama congressman made remarks during Trump’s “Stop the Steal” rally that day in front of the White House, where thousands of supporters of the ex-president gathered to protest Congress certifying electoral college results for Joe Biden’s victory .
After the rally, Trump supporters descended on the Capitol and broke through the building, forcing lawmakers to take shelter in their places for hours.
Georgia Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene supported Brooks’ complaint against Swalwell.
‘Your team has crept in illegally’ [Mo Brooks] House?’ Greene turned to their Democratic colleague in the House.
“You really learned a lot from Fang Fang, your Chinese spy friend,” she continued. “The Alabama judges aren’t as forgiving as Pelosi.”
Greene was referring to Swalwell being released from fellow Democrats after it was revealed he was dating a woman who turned out to be a Chinese spy.
Georgia Rep. Marjorie Taylor Green backed Brooks’s complaints against Swalwell, claiming he “learned a lot from Fang Fang,” the Chinese spy with whom he was allegedly in a relationship
Swalwell filed a lawsuit against Brooks, holding him partially responsible for the Capitol riots.
However, the California rep’s team had struggled to serve Brooks with the lawsuit in recent months and eventually decided to hire a private investigator to finally deliver him the lawsuit.
Matthew Kaiser, the attorney for Swalwell’s case, told CNN on Sunday that the private investigator successfully delivered the papers to Brooks’ wife of 35-year-old Martha Jenkins at their home in Alabama.
If Brooks somehow feels that he has not received the papers properly, he can challenge that in court.
He also alleges that Swalwell’s team illegally broke into his home to give the papers to his wife, saying the Alabama penalty for doing so is one year in prison and a $6,000 fine.
The lawsuit partially blames Brooks for “inciting” the January 6 Capitol riot. Here’s the Alabama Representative Speaking at the White House Meeting
Another lawyer for Swalwell, Philip Andonian, told CNN that no one entered Brooks’ home illegally.
“No one has entered Brooks’s house or even attempted to enter the house,” Andonian said. “That claim is completely untrue. A litigant legally delivered the papers to Mo Brooks’ wife, as federal rules allow.”
“This was after her first attempts to avoid duty,” he added. “Mo Brooks can’t blame anyone but himself for getting this far. We asked him to forgo the service, we offered to meet him at a place of our choosing.’
“Instead of working things out like a civilized person, he spent the last few days doing a youthful game of Twitter trolling and continued to dodge duty. He demanded that we serve him. We did that.’
“Most importantly, the complaint has been filed and Mo Brooks can now be held accountable for his role in instigating the deadly Capitol uprising,” Andonian concluded.
In response to the CNN report, Brooks hit back on Twitter, claiming that Swalwell’s team had committed a crime.
‘[Eric Swalwell’s] team committed criminal offenses WITHIN Mo Brooks’ house,” he wrote to CNN, linking to the comments from Swalwell’s lawyers.
He demanded that the lawyers release a video of the agents serving his wife’s lawsuit.
“Swalwell attorney Phillip Andonian denies the officer’s crime. Agent’s video is PROOF! Let it go!’ wrote Brooks. “Experts are going to download home security video tomorrow. An arrest warrant must be sought.’
Swalwell’s lawyers claim they committed no wrongdoing, but Brooks demanded the officers release a video that will prove they did.
Swalwell’s lawsuit alleges that Trump, his son, Donald Trump Jr., his former attorney Rudy Giuliani and Brooks all violated Washington DC laws, including a counter-terrorist operation, by fomenting the riots.
He goes on to claim that they helped and incited the rioters and inflicted emotional distress on lawmakers.
Trump, his son and Giuliani have all admitted to receiving the lawsuit, but claim their words are protected by the First Amendment and did not cause the siege.