U.S. Rep. Brooks on lawsuit ambush: Eric Swalwell should have been a man about it and served me on a number of occasions in Washington
On Tuesday, U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Huntsville), a candidate for the U.S. Senate seat up in 2022, took his side of an ongoing feud with U.S. Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA) to Fox News viewers during an appearance on “The Ingraham Angle.”
Sunday, Brooks’ wife was served a lawsuit filed by Swalwell claiming damages from the January 6 incident on Capitol Hill, which Swalwell maintains in the suit was instigated by Brooks during a speech earlier on the day on the National Mall.
Service took place at the Brooks’ Huntsville residence, and according to video footage, the process server used aggressive tactics to serve the lawsuit. Brooks told FNC’s Laura Ingraham that Swalwell opted for that approach instead of using any of the opportunities the two may have come in contact in Washington, D.C.
“Well, I’m a little bit baffled by Eric Swalwell’s conduct in a variety of respects,” Brooks said. “First and foremost, this is a frivolous politically motivated lawsuit. There is no liability on the part of myself or President Trump, although I probably stand with President Trump as we defend this frivolous litigation. But second, for three months — two months, since the lawsuit was filed back in March, Eric Swalwell has got notice of when we are going to go vote. Roughly 100 different times he could have had me served as I’m walking to or from the Capitol, the House floor where I vote, and my House office building.”
“But he chose not to. Instead, the Swalwell team chose to hire a process server that would chase my wife down as she’s coming home from church, keeping in mind that she’s a grandmother with 10 grandchildren,” he continued. “There could have been some of those grandchildren in the car with her when this transpired and then illegally entered my home.”
Brooks maintains the server violated Alabama law and has filed a report with the Huntsville Police Department.
“Now, in Alabama, this is a criminal offense — it’s a trespass in the first degree, and it carries a penalty of up to one year and a $6,000 fine,” Brooks added. “So they did it entirely the wrong way. Eric Swalwell should have been a man about it and served me on a number of occasions in Washington when they have the opportunity, but instead, they took the dishonorable path and went after my wife.”
@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.