Rep. Mo Brooks of Alabama says he is willing to testify before the January 6 panel if subpoenaed.
Brooks had earlier blown off a letter sent by the panel in May that called on him to testify.
Until recently, he was a staunch ally of Donald Trump and even begged him to endorse his Senate bid.
Rep. Mo Brooks, a onetime ally of former President Donald Trump, said he’s willing to testify before the House panel investigating the Capitol riot if subpoenaed.
Speaking with CNN on Wednesday, Brooks said he would be open to public testimony.
“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 the outlet. The lawmaker added that he would want to view any documents that he might be questioned about and that he would speak only about issues related to the events of January 6, 2021.
Rep. Bennie Thompson, who chairs the January 6 panel, told CNN that Brooks hadn’t yet been served with a subpoena. Thompson, however, said the subpoena had been “redone.”
“So we are in the process of either redoing it or it’s out the door already,” Thompson told CNN on Wednesday.
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Thompson told The Hill that Brooks wasn’t served his earlier subpoena because he had been on the campaign trail, adding that subpoenas are valid for a limited timeframe before they must be redone.