At CPAC Dallas, Rep. Mo Brooks painted a dystopian picture of America under Democratic control, claiming he has “never felt such fear for the future of our country” because “dictatorial socialists want to cancel America.” He asked attendees on Friday if they are “willing to fight for America” and whether America is “worth fighting for,” declaring, “Do it! Do it! Do it!”
You know, there's a certain irony in one of the key instigators of the Capitol riot calling on others “willing to fight for America” when he promoted an insurrection against the United States. In a speech on January 6th Brooks said to the gathered rioters, “Today is the day American patriots start taking down names and kicking ass.”
And yes, we know Mo Brooks and others of his ilk will call the January 6th rioters "patriots" who were just exercising their right of protest. He'll insist that using the word "insurrection" is hyperbolic and all that, but as many have said, what else would you call it?
Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Ala.) on Friday doubled down on the rhetoric that led a fellow House member to sue him for the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol, urging attendees at the Conservative Political Action Conference to “fight for America” like soldiers during the American Revolution.
In a speech to the conservative gathering, Brooks, who is running for U.S. Senate with former President Donald Trump’s endorsement, stated, “Our choice is simple: we can surrender and submit, or we can fight back.”
Brooks invoked soldiers in the American Revolution who “fought at Valley Forge,” the site of one of the Continental Army’s winter encampments, adding, “that’s the kind of sacrifice we have to think about.”
Rep. Mo Brooks at CPAC:
"Our choice is simple: we can surrender and submit, or we can fight back... Think for a moment about our ancestors who fought at Valley Forge... that's the kind of sacrifice we have to think about, and I ask you: are you willing to fight for America?" pic.twitter.com/IkqEbCOApm
— Andrew Solender (@AndrewSolender) July 9, 2021
This clip of Rep. Mo Brooks lying about the 2020 election at CPAC Dallas shows how Trumpers are just as radical as they were on January 6. These lies will be central to their campaigns in 2022 and beyond. pic.twitter.com/oD14g3bANw
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) July 9, 2021