Mo Brooks is just the latest of the former guy’s handpicked candidates to lose an election in embarrassing fashion. In some ways, it’s a bit more humiliating for Brooks than the average case where Trump picks a winner – as he clearly had more name recognition in the race for retiring Sen. Richard Shelby’s seat (even if for the wrong reasons) and he still managed to lose despite heavily sucking up to Donald Trump before and after the primary. He’s taking his loss roughly as well as the former guy did – and now he’s suddenly interested in talking to the House Committee about his involvement.
At a time when conservatives are trying to muddy the waters about what happened on January 6, 2021 and downplay the role that much of the party’s leadership played, it’s not exactly welcome news that Brooks is willing to talk to the committee and poke holes in their argument about the whole thing being a show trial.
The problem is that Brooks somehow thinks he has leverage over what comes next – when this isn’t how anything works. He’s now trying to set conditions for who can ask him questions and when they can ask them. There may be another reason he has for asking these, however – as the next set of hearings is slated for July and there’s the possibility that before long he could be a less valuable witness.
James Sullivan is the assistant editor of Brain World Magazine and an advocate of science-based policy making