Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Ala.) on Friday doubled down on the rhetoric that led a fellow House member to sue him for the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol, urging attendees at the Conservative Political Action Conference to “fight for America” like soldiers during the American Revolution.
In a speech to the conservative gathering, Brooks, who is running for U.S. Senate with former President Donald Trump’s endorsement, stated, “Our choice is simple: we can surrender and submit, or we can fight back.”
Brooks invoked soldiers in the American Revolution who “fought at Valley Forge,” the site of one of the Continental Army’s winter encampments, adding, “that’s the kind of sacrifice we have to think about.”
Brooks has faced both a censure effort and a lawsuit from House Democrats for telling Trump supporters at a rally shortly before the Capitol riot, “today is the day American patriots start taking down names and kicking ass.”
Brooks asked attendees at CPAC on Friday if they are “willing to fight for America” and whether America is “worth fighting for,” declaring, “Do it! Do it! Do it!”