Alabama Republican Rep. Mo Brooks has accused black and Hispanic Democrats of waging “a war on whites” as part of their campaign tactics to split the nation.
“What the Democrats are doing with their dividing America by race is they are waging a war on whites and I find that repugnant,” Brooks told The Huntsville Times
. “We should not be dividing anybody based on national heritage or race. Rather, we should be bringing us all together. That's what the melting pot ideal of America is all about. A person's skin pigmentation is something acquired at birth that has absolutely nothing to do with the merits of the person of how one should vote."
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His remarks echoed a similar interview on conservative commentator Laura Ingraham’s radio show on Monday, during which he slammed the strategy that President Barack Obama
implemented in 2008 and 2012 “where he divides us all on race, on sex, greed, envy, class warfare.”
He told Ingraham, “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.”
Ingraham appeared to shrug off his “war on whites” charge, saying that it was “a little out there.”
But the congressional conservative continued with his theme in the Times interview, saying that by Democrats openly soliciting votes of people based on skin color, they are attacking whites based on skin color.
“And that's wrong,” Brooks said. “Nobody should be attacked based on skin color. The Democrats do it on a regular basis and you can see it in the campaign appeals that they make based on skin color. I don't know of a single Republican who has made an appeal for votes based on skin color. The Democrats routinely make appeals based on race and they get away with it. It's repugnant to ever make an appeal based on race.”
He continued, “I'm one of those who does not believe in racism, and I believe everyone should be treated equally as American citizens. It's high time folks started calling out the Democrats for their racial appeals. Certainly if you were to flip the coin and a white person were to say vote for me because I'm white, it would be an uproar and deservedly so. So why do we allow blacks to say vote for me because I'm black or Hispanics vote for me because I'm Hispanic? Race is immaterial and everybody ought to be treated the same."
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