Republican Rep. Mo Brooks of Alabama is still talking.
First the Republican congressman told conservative radio host Laura Ingraham that Democrats are waging a “war on whites.”
“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.
Brooks then repeated his comments to AL.com saying Democrats are dividing Americans based on race.
“In effect, what the Democrats are doing with their dividing America by race is they are waging a war on whites and I find that repugnant,” he added Wednesday.
Now Brooks is claiming that racism is over, and it’s Democrats that are keeping it alive. On Thursday, Brooks called into the Tea Party News Network Tim Constantine Capitol Hill Show to make the comments.
“What I want these Democrats to do is to stop dividing Americans based on race. It doesn’t make any difference what your skin pigmentation is,” Brooks said. “In America this is the land of opportunity. You can excel provided you’re willing to study hard, work hard, take advantage of the opportunities that are presented in our country. And there are plenty of people who have been able to establish that this race issue should be way behind us. But unfortunately the Democrat campaign strategy is to keep it going.”
“And I find that repugnant and I would hope that the American people would find that repugnant. The kind of racism that Democrats try to inject into their campaigns for political benefit is doing a great disservice to American and the principles that we all believe in.”
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