Rep. Mo Brooks, R-Ala., conducts a news conference in the Capitol Visitor Center on Tuesday, June 15, 2021.
Rep. Mo Brooks failed in his 2022 Senate bid, having lost his Alabama primary race to Katie Britt, a candidate backed by Donald Trump.Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images
  • If he's subpoenaed, the Alabama congressman is willing to testify.

  • The panel sent a letter to him in May, but he blew it off.

  • He was an ardent supporter of Donald Trump and begged him to support his Senate campaign.

If subpoenaed, the congressman said he would testify before the House panel about the Capitol riot.

He told CNN that he would be willing to testify in public.

The public should be able to see it so they don't get bits and pieces dribbled out. The lawmaker said that he would only speak about the events of January 6, 2021.

Bennie Thompson told CNN that a subpoena hadn't been issued yet. Thompson stated that the subpoena had been done.

Thompson told CNN that they are either going to redo it or leave it.

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The House panel continues to investigate the Capitol insurrection.

Thompson told The Hill that subpoenas are valid for a limited period of time before they need to be changed.

After rejecting a letter from the committee in May that asked for him to testify, he has cooperated with the January 6 panel.

He told a reporter that he wore body armor to the pro- Trump rally at the Ellipse. At the time, he said he slept on the floor of his office and wore a windbreaker to cover up his body armor.

The lawmaker has had a rocky relationship with the former president.

The Alabama Republican primary was won by a Trump-backed candidate.

He slammed Trump as having no loyalty to anyone or anything. In the aftermath of his failed Senate bid, he accused Trump of not doing anything unless it "enhances his wallet or ego."

After sending out a public appeal to his supporters to try to get Trump to re-endorse him, Brooks changed his opinion on the president. It was Trump who endorsed the person instead of the other way around.

In March, Trump withdrew his endorsement of the man after he said the GOP should stop campaigning for the 2020 election. At the time, Trump said that he was pulling his support from the man.

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