As you may know, Rep. Mo Brooks was an instrumental figure in fueling the Jan. 6 insurrection in Washington, D.C., and continues to undermine our democracy with baseless lies about a stolen election.
Brooks was the first member of Congress to publicly announce that he would object to the certification of the electoral votes for President Biden. The leading organizer of the “Stop the Steal” movement said that he “schemed up” the idea with Brooks and several other house members, and that they wanted to “change hearts and minds of Congress people who weren’t yet decided or who saw everyone outside and said, ‘I can't be on the other side of that mob,’” The Washington Post reported.
Even after the death of five people and the ransacking of the U.S. Capitol, Brooks refused to accept responsibility for his actions. He even doubled down to defend his speech directing the insurrectionists to “start taking down names and kicking ass.” Notably, this is not the first time he has engaged in violent rhetoric. During his first year in Congress, he delivered a xenophobic rant accusing immigrants of “victimizing Americans;” he pledged that he would do “anything short of shooting them.” Brooks also quoted an antisemitic trope from Adolf Hitler’s manifesto Mein Kampf on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives.
We need your help to hold Brooks accountable and stop him from continuing to attack our democracy. Four South Bay, Los Angeles, companies: Raytheon, Northrop Grumman, Boeing and Lockheed, are some of Brooks’ top supporters. Today, we’re sending them a letter asking them to publicly pledge to stop all financial, material or moral support for Brooks.
You can help us by adding your name and sharing a comment about why these companies should take the pledge. We’ll share your feedback with the companies.
Thank you for taking the time to work towards accountability and justice after the Jan. 6 insurrection. We are so grateful to have you by our side.
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