SPLC calls for Brooks to be disbarred over U.S. Capitol attack - 2021-03-23
The Southern Poverty Law Center Action Fund on Monday called on Congressman Mo Brooks, R-Alabama, to be disbarred for his actions connected to attempts to delegitimize the presidential election and the attack on the U.S. Capitol.
The SPLC's Action Fund in a complaint to the Alabama State Bar Disciplinary Commission wrote that Brooks "promoted unsubstantiated claims of election fraud, mobilized domestic extremists, and marshalled a failed coup of the U.S. government that resulted in multiple deaths and arrests, including two of his constituents."
"In the aftermath of the deadly insurrection, he has doubled down on his lies and relied upon his position as a member of this Bar in support thereof," the complaint continues. "His conduct resurrects the South's dark tradition of politicians orchestrating political and extrajudicial violence with impunity. This must stop. Accordingly, the Alabama Bar Association should disbar Rep. Brooks for violating Alabama Rules for Professional Conduct."