Friday, August 20, 2021
Rep. Mo Brooks, R-Al. " who is currently steeped in litigation over his alleged role in inciting the Jan. 6 Capitol riot " expressed sympathy on Thursday for a man who threatened to bomb the Library of Congress. "Sadly, threats of violence targeting America's political institutions are far too common," Brooks said in a statement following the man's arrest. "Although this terrorist's motivation is not yet publicly known, and generally speaking, I understand citizenry anger directed at dictatorial Socialism and its threat to liberty, freedom and the very fabric of the very fabric of American society. The way to stop Socialism's march is for patriotic Americans to fight back in the 2022 and 2024 election."
On Thursday, Floyd Roy Roseberry, 49, surrendered to authorities following hours-long negotiations after he allegedly threatened to detonate a bomb in his pickup truck next to the Library of Congress.
The incident began at about 9:15 in the morning, when Roseberry pulled up next to the Library of Congress with his pickup truck, which had no license plates. When officers responded at the scene, they were told by Roseberry, who was holding what appeared to be a detonator, that he had a bomb hidden in his vehicle. Though Capitol Police Chief J. Thomas Manger has said that it was unclear at the time whether the man was actually in possession of a bomb.
Rep. Brooks' comments drew widespread scorn online, especially in light of his past rhetoric ahead of the Capitol riot.
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