WASHINGTON (CBS DC) — Rep. Mo Brooks, R-AL, says he is part of the “Deportation Caucus” that the Wall Street Journal used to label opponents of the Granger immigration bill, with Brooks saying that he believes the Democratic Party has launched a “war on whites.”
Speaking on Laura Ingraham’s radio show Monday, the Alabama Republican said he is in favor of deportation because he believes “in the rule of law,” and because deportation is good for Americans of all races and political affiliations.
Ingraham asked Brooks to respond to the “lame stream media’s” reports that the rapidly expanding minority and immigrant electoral blocks hate the GOP.
On Sunday, National Journal’s Ron Fournier, told Fox News host Chris Wallace “the fastest growing voting bloc in this country thinks the Republican Party hates them. This party, your party, cannot be the party of the future beyond November if you’re seen as the party of white people.”
Brooks said that all demographics are hurt by the Obama administration’s inability to secure the borders, saying that if you “don’t have borders, you don’t have a country.”
He then linked the influx of undocumented immigrants and discussions of amnesty to a “war on whites” being conducted by Democrats.
“This is a part of the war on whites that’s being launched by the Democratic Party. And the way in which they’re launching this war is by claiming that whites hate everybody else,” he said during an interview Monday with conservative radio host Laura Ingraham. “It’s part of the strategy that Barack Obama implemented in 2008, continued in 2012, where he divides us all on race, on sex, greed, envy, class warfare, all those kinds of things. Well that’s not true.”
“And if you look at the polling data, every demographic group in America agrees with the rule of law, forcing and securing our borders, and every one of them understands that illegal immigration hurts every single demographic group – it doesn’t make any difference if you’re a white American, black American, Hispanic American, an Asian American, or if you’re a a woman or man.”
Every single demographic group is hurt by falling wages and lost jobs and so the Democrats they have to demagogue on this and try to turn it into a racial issue – which is an emotional issue, rather than a thoughtful issue – if it becomes a thoughtful issue than we win and we win big.”
Both Ingraham and Brooks agreed that the Democrats are playing “the race card,” but Ingraham said that perhaps the phraseology behind the “war on whites” was a “little out there.”