Two members of Congress file resolution to censure Congressmen Mo Brooks
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WAFF) - Alabama Representative, Mo Brooks’ colleagues are taking action against the Congressman for his words prior to Wednesday’s U.S. Capitol riots.
The resolution calls to censure Mo Brooks.
If this resolution passes the House, Congressman Mo Brooks will have to stand in front of the Speaker and be formally reprimanded.
This is incredibly rare. If it does happen, Congressman Mo Brooks will join nine other members of congress to be censured since the late 1700s.
“I sort of equate it with being shunned by your church.”
Since his controversial speech in Washington D.C., political leaders nationwide have reprimanded Congressman Mo Brooks for his words.
Now, two members of Congress filed a resolution to have Mo Brooks censured in the house.
“The only thing more serious is to be expelled. He or she must stand in the well of the House of Representatives and have the resolution read to him and exactly what it is for. And the Congress person does not respond,” Burke said.
Political Science Professor, Waymon Burke, says this could have serious consequences for not only Brooks, but also North Alabama.
“It’s very important for your congregational delegation, whether it be House members or senators to have stature in the House and the Senate. I believe it would hurt his ability to represent the district and I believe many others here believe it would hurt north Alabama’s standing,” Burke said.
Chris Lewis, who lost the District 5 congressional seat to Brooks, says he’s concerned how the congressman is representing the state.
Lewis posted on Facebook two days after the riots saying in part: “Congressman Mo Brooks DOES NOT represent all Republicans in Alabama. Republicans in Alabama must stand up and speak out.”
Mo Brooks told us he did not feel his words influenced the riots.
Burke says he believes Brooks should be censured because of his actions.
“I certainly do not think that Mo would want to hurt someone, but there are consequences to our words,” Burke said.
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