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After Spending Months Dodging Service of Swalwell’s Lawsuit: Mo Brooks Says Swalwell Should ‘Be a Man About It!’
Representative Eric Swalwell, a Democrat from California had a brilliant idea in early January. He would force the people who incited the crowd on January 6th to respond to their behavior. Swalwell filed a lawsuit against them for various intentional actions, including intentional infliction of emotional distress. That sounds quite viable to us. Swalwell sued Congressman Mo Brooks, among others.
But a lawsuit doesn’t really start until the defendant is personally served with the complaint already filed in court. Two rules regarding service clashed that made serving Mo Brooks pretty difficult and Brooks made it even more difficult by playing hide and seek with the process servers.
A plaintiff cannot personally serve a defendant. Service requires an oath by the person who served the lawsuit. A plaintiff could lie and win the suit by the defendant’s default. So Swalwell couldn’t serve Brooks on the House floor. Second, with the Capitol locked down, process servers couldn’t wait outside the House door and simply hand it to Brooks.
Thus, those process servers had a tough time. But over the weekend one eventually saw Brooks’ wife pull up to their home. Service can be done by handing the document to an adult who resides with the defendant. The server ran to hand the lawsuit to Brooks’ wife. Brooks claimed the server trespassed by going “into” his home. He wanted Swalwell charged with trespassing, which is weird since Swalwell wasn’t in Alabama.
Regardless, on Tuesday, a security camera video was released that practically proved that the process server did not enter Brooks’ home. Brooks lied. One would think that Brooks would be embarrassed enough, but no, not Mo Brooks:
Brooks: Eric Swalwell should’ve been a man about it and served me a number of times in Washington when he had that opportunity but instead he took the dishonorable path and went after my wife pic.twitter.com/Vfc8XoPyUW
— Acyn (@Acyn) June 9, 2021
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Either Mo Brooks doesn’t know Swalwell couldn’t personally serve him, didn’t care, wanted to make the accusation or all the above. But it is just precious seeing Brooks, master of the game “hide and seek,” say that Swalwell needs to man up!
He should be a man and if he played a role in January 6, confess that. Next. https://t.co/vfAaNtsT7b
— Donald Cook (@DonaldC79506386) June 9, 2021
Crying cause he got caught. https://t.co/LiTT65UMNj
— Szetta (@SzettaC) June 9, 2021
@MoBrooks let me get my tiny violin out while you continue to whine. Maybe you shouldn’t have done so much sucking up to Adolf Trump. If you want to blame someone, blame that traitor. https://t.co/MmKp1GXd7t
— Penny Logue (@Dragonflies104) June 9, 2021
What a whiny little b…. 😡 https://t.co/IVhWHACL4j
— Heather (@Heather07381390) June 9, 2021
— BoogieBashamSZN (@tomsiff) June 9, 2021
Wow. Most reasoned folk know you're flat-out lying. Flat-out hiding something. And flat-out guilty. But this…. Fox-endorsed propaganda only does one thing.
It proves it to everyone.
— Twisha 🇺🇸 🇨🇦 Corruption has Consequences (@Kenner1234) June 9, 2021
Brooks does need to be man and talk about what happened on January 6th and admit what happened as he incited the crowd.
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