Attorneys for Democratic California Rep. Eric Swalwell have been trying to serve a lawsuit that seeks relief in the aftermath of the Jan. 6 Capitol riot on Republican Alabama Rep. Mo Brooks for nearly three months to no avail, they said Wednesday.
Swalwell’s legal team petitioned a judge for a 60-day extension after lawyers claimed Brooks had eluded their calls and emails since March 5, according to a court filing.
“[Swalwell] watched as Capitol Police officers drew their weapons, barricaded entrances, and ordered the Plaintiff and other members of Congress to seek shelter, put on gas masks, and take cover in case there was gunfire. The Plaintiff prepared himself for possible hand-to-hand combat as he took off his jacket and tie and searched for makeshift instruments of self-defense,” the suit reads.
Plaintiffs initially had 90 days to get a response from Brooks by June 5, and attorneys requested a U.S. marshal accompany them to serve the