Rep. Mo Brooks offers to testify before Jan. 6 committee after being dumped by Trump

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Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Ala.) says he will testify to the Jan. 6 committee after being effectively dumped by former President Trump.

Reeling after losing a GOP Senate primary to a Trump-endorsed opponent, Brooks announced he will comply with a subpoena to appear before the panel probing the attack on the Capitol by a mob of MAGA extremists.

Brooks laid down some pre-conditions for his cooperation although it’s unclear if the committee will accommodate his requests.

“My basic requirement is it be in public so the public can see it, so they don’t get bits and pieces dribbled out,” Brooks told CNN.

He also said he only wants to discuss the events of Jan. 6 itself and wants to see any documents the lawmakers may ask him about.

It’s unclear whether Brooks would be a cooperative or hostile witness for the panel.

The firebrand conservative was once one of Trump’s closest allies in Congress and delivered a fiery speech on Jan. 6 that appeared to call for violence against lawmakers who were preparing to certify President Biden’s election.

“Today is the day American patriots start taking down names and kicking ass,” Brooks told the crowd of violent extremists.

But Brooks flip-flopped and turned dramatically against Trump when the ex-president rescinded an endorsement of him in the Senate primary.

He said he told Trump he had to the White House and rebuffed Trump’s effort to continue his campaign to overturn the election after Biden took office.

After his primary defeat, Brooks announced his retirement and derided Trump as a man with “no loyalty” who only does anything “if it enhances his wallet or ego.”