According to Ryan O’Toole, a staffer for Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) and formerly a staffer for Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), there were some members of the House of Representatives “cheering on” the interruption caused by the January 6, 2021 U.S. Capitol riot, and among them was Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL).
During an appearance on CNN on Thursday, O’Toole recounted his U.S. Capitol experience that day during an interview with CNN’s Jake Tapper.
O’Toole described a “range of emotions” in the early moments of the January 6 Capitol riot. He said some members were “fearful.”
However, he had also said that was not the case with Brooks.
“The sequence of events had a range of emotions to it,” O’Toole said. “When we