“Stop the Steal” organizer testified to the House panel about contacts with GOP representatives before January 6
An organizer of the “Stop the Steal” rally testified before the House Select Committee on January 6 about communications he had with Republican officials prior to the January 6 rally.
Ali Alexander’s lawyers revealed in a Friday court filing that Alexander told lawmakers he had communications with Republican officials Andy Biggs (Arizona), Mo BrooksMorris (Mo) organizer Jackson Brooks ‘Top the Steal’ testified before the House panel about contact with GOP officials before January 6. Trump-Inspired Challengers Target GOP PLUS Governors (Alabama) and Paul GosarThe organizer of Paul’s “Stop the Steal” Anthony Gosar testified before a House panel about contacts with GOP officials before January 6. PLUS bypass procedure (Arizona.).
In a Dec. 9 deposition, according to the record, Alexander told the select committee that he had never spoken on the phone with Brooks or Biggs, but had “a few phone conversations” with Gosar.
Alexander is also said to have “exchanged a text message” with Brooks that his lawyers said they provided to the select committee.
In a statement on Saturday, Brooks shared what he said was the December 10 text message Alexander allegedly sent him, stressing that he did not recognize the number that sent him.
âMr. Congress, this is Ali Alexander. I’m the founder of Stop the Steal, the protests that take place in all 50 states. We met years ago in 2010, at the tea party when you were first elected. I sent an SMS to the wrong number. I intended to invite you to our giant Saturday prayer gathering in Washington this past weekend, âthe text message read.
âAlso, the general. [Michael] Flynn should give you a ring. We are ready to help. January 6 is a great moment for our republic, âadds the message.
The statement said Brooks had no knowledge of the sender of the text message and that, if it was Alexander, Brooks had not spoken to him for a decade. Brooks also said the call with Flynn, a former national security adviser to the Trump administration, never took place.
“NOTHING in the text refers to the Save America Rally” or the attack on Capitol Hill, the statement said.
Brooks said the part of the post referring to January 6 as a great day for the republic is “a truism because January 6 is the day established by federal law to resolve all presidential elections.”
Alexander also said he spoke to Brooks staff on phone calls about how his activists might help the rep and about a letter from “dear colleague,” according to the file.
Alexander said he never exchanged a phone call with Biggs but met him in person, according to the file.
âIn January, Mr. Alexander set up a conference call that members of Congress could have attended, and some were invited. He does not remember who was present because there was no roll call of the participants because the call was so important â, indicates the file.
Gosar has appeared at events with Alexander, but his chief of staff previously told the New York Times that the representative was not involved in planning the “Stop the Steal” rally. Brooks and Biggs have both denied any involvement with Alexander.
In October, although denying reports he helped plan the rally, Brooks said he would be “proud” if his staff had been involved in the planning.
The court brief, a lawsuit brought by Alexander to prevent his phone records from being turned over to the select committee, was first reported by Politico.
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The file said the committee “seemed satisfied with Alexander’s explanation of this brief appeal.”
Alexander has denied any involvement in the riot that took place on the Capitol after the January 6 rally.
After his eight-hour testimony before the select committee on December 9, he was Served with a civil lawsuit.
The Hill has reached out to Biggs and Gosar for comment.
– Updated at 20:29