Eric Swalwell serves Mo Brooks’ wife lawsuit — Brooks claims servers violating Alabama criminal trespass code by ‘unlawfully’ entering home
On Sunday, U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Huntsville), a candidate for the U.S. Senate in Alabama’s 2022 election, revealed his House colleague U.S. Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.) finally succeeded in serving the lawsuit he had filed against Brooks for his alleged role in the incident that took place on January 6 on Capitol Hill.
Brooks had spoken to a crowd gathered to protest the tabulations of the 2020 presidential election. Shortly thereafter, protesters stormed the U.S. Capitol, causing injury and damage to public property. Swalwell sued Brooks, alleging that his speech incited what has since been deemed by the left and its allies in the media an “insurrection.”
Brooks revealed that Swalwell succeeded but alleged the service violated Alabama criminal statute through his Twitter account.
.@EricSwalwell Well, Swalwell FINALLY did his job, served complaint (on my WIFE).
HORRIBLE Swalwell’s team committed a CRIME by unlawfully sneaking INTO MY HOUSE & accosting my wife!
Alabama Code 13A-7-2: 1st degree criminal trespass. Year in jail. $6000 fine.
More to come! pic.twitter.com/qzVZ6ljbR8
— Mo Brooks (@RepMoBrooks) June 6, 2021
According to Brooks, Swalwell violated Section 13A-7-2 of the Code of Alabama.
Criminal trespass in the first degree.
(a) A person is guilty of criminal trespass in the first degree if he knowingly enters or remains unlawfully in a dwelling.
(b) Criminal trespass in the first degree is a Class A misdemeanor.
(Acts 1977, No. 607, p. 812, §2605.)
CNN’s Jim Acosta reported that Swalwell confirmed the service.
Congressman Swalwell confirms GOP Rep. Mo Brooks has been served with the lawsuit seeking to hold the Alabama Republican accountable for the Jan. 6 insurrection. Brooks was served at his home in Alabama. https://t.co/eCySuSJbsq
— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) June 6, 2021
Yellowhammer News reached out to Brooks’ campaign and will update as more details come available.
@Jeff_Poor is a graduate of Auburn University and the University of South Alabama, the editor of Breitbart TV, a columnist for Mobile’s Lagniappe Weekly, and host of Mobile’s “The Jeff Poor Show” from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. on FM Talk 106.5.