The incident brought statements of concern from a majority of Democrats and Republicans, with many citing the episode as evidence that security in the wake of January 6 Capitol riot needs to remain a priority.

Alabama Republican Rep. Mo Brooks, however, had a different take.

“Sadly, violence and threats of violence targeting America’s political institutions are far too common,” Brooks said in a statement released on Twitter as the incident was being resolved. “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 society. The way to stop Socialism’s march is for patriotic Americans to fight back in the 2022 and 2024 elections.” (The man — Floyd Ray Roseberry — was arrested.)

Let’s be clear here: A man drove to the foot of the Library of Congress — and very close to the Supreme…

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