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Democrats stole election: pretty much it for our country

[On election integrity]: "This is pretty much it for our country," Brooks said in a December podcast interview that has not been previously reported. "In my judgment, it rivals the election of 1860," he added, referring to the election of Abraham Lincoln, "and we saw what ensued from that"--meaning the Civil War. Brooks was outspoken in baselessly accusing Democrats of "stealing" the presidential election and seeking ways to keep Donald Trump in power.
Source: Propublica.org e-zine on 2022 Alabama Senate race , Apr 7, 2021

Will challenge Electoral College; vote stolen by socialists

On Trump's election appeals: "Rep. Mo Brooks has been telling colleagues that he plans to challenge the Electoral College votes when Congress officially certifies Biden's victory, as long as a Senate Republican joins him in the long-shot effort."

Said Brooks: "If only lawful votes by eligible American citizens were cast, Donald Trump won the Electoral College by a significant margin. This election was stolen by the socialists engaging in extraordinary voter fraud and election theft measures."

Source: PoliticalWire blog on 2020 AL-5 House race , Dec 2, 2020

Will challenge Electoral College; vote stolen by socialists

[On Jan. 6 riots]: "Rep. Brooks has been telling colleagues that he plans to challenge the Electoral College votes when Congress officially certifies Biden's victory, as long as a Senate Republican joins him in the long-shot effort," Politico reports.

Said Brooks: "If only lawful votes by eligible American citizens were cast, Donald Trump won the Electoral College by a significant margin. This election was stolen by the socialists engaging in extraordinary voter fraud and election theft measures."

Source: PoliticalWire.com on 2020 House AL-5 race , Dec 2, 2020

No recess appointments without Congressional approval.

Brooks co-sponsored Resolution against Presidential appointments

Congressional Summary: Resolution Disapproving of the President's appointment of four officers during a period when no recess of the Congress for a period of more than three days and expressing that those appointments were made in violation of the Constitution.

Text of Resolution:

OnTheIssues Notes:Pres. Obama attempted to appoint Elizabeth Warren to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau in May 2011; House Republicans disapproved of Ms. Warren. House Speaker John Boehner disallowed the Senate's adjournment resolution, which meant the Senate was legally not adjourned and Pres. Obama could not make a "recess appointment" which would otherwise be allowed. This Resolution brings the issue to the fore again, for another set of Obama appointments for which House Republicans disapprove.

Source: H.RES.509 12-HR509 on Jan 10, 2012

No holiday on election day; no same-day registration.

Brooks voted NAY For the People Act of 2019