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Mo Brooks responds to census resolution, defends rally speech

Mo Brooks responds to census resolution, defends rally speech

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In this image from video, Rep. Mo Brooks, R-Ala., speaks as the House reconvenes to debate the objection to confirm the Electoral College vote from Arizona, after protesters stormed into the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021.

Alabama Representative Mo Brooks of Huntsville released a statement Wednesday afternoon in response to what he called “scurrilous fake news media and socialists democrat attacks."

In the 2,846 word press release, Brooks quotes Scripture and Martin Luther King Jr., defends his participation and statements from last Wednesday’s “Save America” rally, and responds to lawmaker’s call to censure him.

Brooks says the violent protestors who stormed the capitol should “be ashamed of themselves because their attack on the U.S. Capitol destroyed two months of debate and work” and they “could not have done more damage if they had followed any script written by the Democrat National Committee.”

Brooks defended statements made in last Wednesday’s "Save America" rally speech, including “Today is the day American patriots start taking down names and kicking ass.”

“Socialist Democrats and their Fake News Media Allies won’t get an apology from me because my remarks were not wrong,” Brooks said. “Conversely, the Socialist Democrats and their Fake News Media Allies should be apologizing to the public for the egregiously and manipulative way they have deceived the public on this issue.”

Turning to the census resolution filed Monday afternoon by two U.S. House of Representative members, Brooks lists what he called flaws and motives from “Socialist Democrats.”

“No one at the rally interpreted my remarks to be anything other than what they were: A pep talk after the derriere kicking conservatives suffered in the dismal 2020 elections,” Brooks said.

Brooks also included a lengthy background section, citing his 34 years serving the state and providing personal information such as abstinence from alcohol and tobacco.

To view the full statement, visit Brooks’ official House website at brooks.house.gov/media-center.

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