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Rep. Brooks Promises Filibuster If Border Wall Isn't Funded

Fox News' "Fox & Friends"

By    |   Wednesday, 12 Jul 2017 03:22 PM

Rep. Mo Brooks, R-Ala., said he would filibuster any spending bill that did not include funds for the border wall between the U.S. and Mexico.

Brooks, who is running for the Alabama U.S. Senate seat vacated by Jeff Sessions' appointment to attorney general, said Republicans in the Senate have allowed Democrats to shape their agenda.

"They have an archaic rule — it's a filibuster rule — that empowers a minority of Democrats to thwart the will of the majority of the Republicans in the Senate, to thwart the will of majority Republican House, to thwart the will of the president of the United States, and to thwart the will of tens of millions of voters who sent us to Washington, D.C. to correct some of the damage done by the left-wing policies of the last decade or so," Brooks told's Wednesday's "Fox & Friends."

Republicans should "quit messing around," Brooks said in the Fox News interview.

"I hope with what you're bringing to light here today that the American people will rise up, put pressure on the Republicans in the United States Senate to quit messing around, to get rid of the rules that prevent our majority will from prevailing, so that we can have border security, we can have an infrastructure plan, we can have tax reform," Brooks said. "Go down the list."

The congressman posted a YouTube video Tuesday with his promise to make sure the wall gets funded.

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"We're going to build that wall, or you'll know the name of every Republican who surrenders to the Democrats to break my filibuster," he said in the video.

Brooks said in a campaign email reported Monday: "moderate Republican big business and the Democratic Party" are working together to hold back the building of the wall.

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