Mo Brooks Reportedly Wore Body Armor to Trump’s January 6 Rally, Drawing Mockery From Eric Swalwell

Rep. Mo Brooks wore body armor while addressing the throngs of Trump supporters assembled at the Elispse on January 6th according to a stunning report from Slate’s Jim Newell. Rep. Eric Swalwell, who is suing Brooks and other Republican members of Congress for inciting the violence at the Capitol that occurred after that speech, found that detail all too delightful not to share with CNN’s Erin Burnett during a Wednesday night appearance on the show.

Newell interviewed Brooks recently, the details of which were published Wednesday, and included this passage:

Then, to prove his point about preparation, he revealed a new detail to me: that because of a tip he’d received about potential violence, he’d been wearing body
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