According to reports, Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA) hired a private investigator to track down his colleague Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL) to serve him a lawsuit for what Swalwell claimed responsibility for the Capitol riot on January 6.
Swalwell has been unable to employ the aid of federal marshals to serve the suit because D.C. District Court Judge Amit Mehta cited separation of power concerns.
Brooks, a Republican candidate in Alabama’s 2022 U.S. Senate race, insisted during an interview with Mobile, AL radio FM Talk 106.5 he was not avoiding Swalwell.
He also pointed that as a candidate for U.S. Senate, he has made dozens of public appearances throughout his home state of Alabama.
“The lawsuit is pure politics,” he said. “Any attorney worth his salt would have had me served long ago. Keep in mind that under the law, it is the plaintiff’s job to serve the defendant. The