Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL) says Congress has no right to seize his telephone records after he was accused of helping to incite an insurrection at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6.
“It’s the Gmails too,” Brooks complained. “The private communications between myself and my campaign, between myself and my family members: my kids, my wife.”
“It’s one thing to limit the request to my having taken a hard stance on voter fraud and election theft,” he continued. “That’s one thing. It’s another thing if they want to limit their request to communications that related to January the 6th and the rally that I participated in at the request of the White House.”
“Under the Fourth Amendment they should not have access to anything,” Brooks said, “unless first, they’re going to be able to establish probable cause before they seize someone’s personal communications like this. But they’re just disregarding the United States Constitution.”