Rep. Eric Swalwell has served Rep. Mo Brooks with a lawsuit holding him responsible for the Jan. 6 Capitol Hill siege.
Swalwell had difficulty locating Brooks for three months, even petitioning a judge for a 60-day extension after lawyers claimed Brooks had eluded their calls and emails since March 5, but representatives for Swalwell “finally” served the complaint to Brooks’s wife in violation of local laws, the Alabama Republican said Sunday night.
“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,” Brooks tweeted, teasing that there would be “more to come.”
Plaintiffs initially had 90 days to get a response from Brooks by Saturday, and attorneys requested a U.S. marshal accompany them to serve the lawsuit “in light of [Brooks’s] ongoing refusal to waive service and the inherent difficulties of attempting service on a sitting Member of Congress,” according to Wednesday’s court filing.
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