Last Updated on June 6, 2021
Rep. Mo Brooks, the Republican now running to become a U.S. Senator representing the state of Alabama, has been the target of a civil lawsuit filed by Rep. Eric Swalwell over statements and actions made by Brooks that the U.S. legislator from California claims led to the mostly peaceful protests on January 6. Unable to serve Brooks with the lawsuit, Swalwell’s representative allegedly entered Brooks’ home illegally and served the lawsuit on Brooks’ wife.
Brooks revealed the allegation against Swalwell’s process server on Twitter this afternoon. “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,” wrote Brooks. “Alabama Code 13A-7-2: 1st degree criminal trespass. Year in jail. $6000 fine. More to come!”
.@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
It would appear Swalwell’s agent is a private investigator hired to serve Brooks with the lawsuit. Multiple media outlets originally claimed that Brooks was hiding from Swalwell’s agents, and then were forced to amend their articles after Brooks released a statement declaring “I am avoiding no one. I have altered my conduct not one iota since Swalwell’s politically motivated, meritless lawsuit was filed.”
CNN notes that “Serving a congressman on the House floor could be difficult because Swalwell himself isn’t able to do it, under federal rules, and it’s possible the sargeant at arms would have to give permission for a process server.” Meanwhile, National File has been advised that the public, even journalists, are being barred from the halls of Congress due to COVID-19 restrictions.
National File recently spoke to lawyer Jon Moseley, who sometimes contributes to National File, about the series of Democrat-led lawsuits against top Republicans. At the time, Moseley told National File, “Curiously, the Plaintiffs only sue in their individual capacities, and sue the Defendants only in their individual capacities. Yet they do not allege any personal injuries, not even apprehension, although Swalwell did in his companion suit.”