Mo Brooks under fire when NBC reporter rallies Dem troops, marks Jan 6 ‘anniversary’ with old speech, TWICE

NBC4 Washington investigative reporter Scott MacFarlane, no stranger to Joy Reid, the angry race lady on MSNBC, who features the reporter from time to time, took to Twitter Tuesday to mark the six month anniversary of U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks, R-Ala., speaking at a rally on January 6. Not once, but twice.

The rally preceded the storming of the Capitol and Brooks gave a fiery speech, telling those gathered, “Today is the day that American patriots start taking down names and kicking ass.”

And while such rhetoric may not be the mark of a statesman, it’s common fare on Capitol Hill. But given the violence that would take place later in the day, Democrats and the media went after Brooks with a vengeance.

This being the same cabal that routinely ignores even more incendiary rhetoric from Democrat officials — such as Barack Obama saying, “If they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun” or then-candidate Joe Biden talking about beating the hell out of former President Donald Trump.

“SIX MONTHS AGO this morning. Rep Mo Brooks (R-AL) gives ‘Today is the day American patriots start taking down names and kicking ass’ speech Per new civil case filing, Brooks says he only gave the speech because the White House asked him to do so,” MacFarlane tweeted.

The passage the reporter highlighted noted that a “White House employee contacted Brooks during regular office hours and asked Brooks to speak at the Ellipse Rally on January 6, 2021.”

Which is to say it does not state that the Trump White House told him what to say.

In regard to his remarks, the GOP lawmaker said afterward that “it never occurred to me that anyone would engage in any kind of violence.”

MacFarland may not have thought it through, but in sharing the documents he was effectively supporting Brooks’ claim that he can’t be sued over his speech because he is a federal employee — the Westfall Act protects employees of the federal government from being sued over actions related to their jobs.

With his Chinese spy girlfriend making a hasty exit and more free time, U.S. Rep. Eric Swalwell, D-Calif., filed a lawsuit against Brooks, alleging he’s partially responsible for the Capitol riot on Jan. 6.

On Monday, Swalwell was dealt a blow when U.S. District Judge Amit Mehta rejected his motion for judgment claiming Brooks missed the deadline to respond.

In a second tweet, MacFarlane apparently took umbrage over Rep. Brooks having an opinion on the outcome of the 2020 presidential election — an opinion shared on the House floor.

The reporter presenting this as if it was fresh news, this being the state of journalism in the year 2021.

The highlighted passage reads:

“In Brooks’ judgement (a judgement Brooks is legally allowed to have in a free society, and a judgement Brooks has to make pursuant to his voting duties imposed by 3 U.S.C. 15) the evidence is overwhelming that the November 3, 2020 elections were the subject of voter fraud and election theft on a scale never before seen and that, if only lawful votes cast by eligible American citizens were counted, Donald Trump won the electoral college and should be serving his second term as President of the United States.”

 

As it were, Brooks opposed certifying the 2020 election results, and spoke about this in a floor speech on January 7.

“Madam Speaker, in my judgment, if only lawful votes cast by eligible American citizens are counted, Joe Biden lost, and President Trump won, the Electoral College,” Brooks said.

“As such, it is my Constitutional duty to promote honest and accurate elections by rejecting electoral college vote submissions from states whose electoral systems are so badly flawed as to render their vote submissions unreliable, untrustworthy, and unworthy of acceptance,” he added.

Thanks in large part to MacFarlane’s tweets the name Mo Brooks trended for hours as the angry left figurately called for his head, and literally called for his job.

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