But Will He Testify Against Trump As Powerfully As Rusty Bowers And Brad Raffensperger Have?
Never exactly known for any kind of serious self-reflection, "The bad guys won" is how Mo Brooks explained why he's decided to retire from politics, after a dismal thrashing by GOP establishment hack Katie Britt on Tuesday. But... he's about to have an opportunity to strike back against "the bad guys" on the national stage. The select committee investigating the Trump coup-- that Brooks was very much a part of-- is reissuing the subpoena for Brooks' testimony after he has successfully dodged process servers for nearly 6 weeks.
Last night, CNN's Manu Raju reported that Brooks has said he "may" agree to testify but only under certain conditions. He wants the deposition to be public and the questions asked by the committee members, not staff, "limited to matters that relate to Jan. 6," and to have an advanced look at any documents he'll be asked about.
Since Trump asked Brooks to help him prevent Biden's election from being certified, Brooks could make a compelling witness, though I doubt that's going to happen. Even though he's very bitter that Trump stabbed him in the back and tanked his Senate race, the Republicans who stuck with him are all grifters, hard core Trumpists and/or far right extremists (like himself): Ted Cruz (R-TX), Marjorie Taylor Greene (Q-GA), Rand Paul (R-KY), Barry Moore (R-AL), Scott Perry (R-PA), Mark Green (R-TN), Chip Roy (R-TX), as well as neo-fascist celebrities like Kelli Ward, Sean Hannity, Ann Coulter, Mark Levin, Charlie Kirk... Most of them are far from ready to shut down Trump. No doubt some Brooks allies will be urging him to go nuclear on Trump. I suspect most of the advice he gets will be to go easy. We'll see (maybe).