Republican Rep. for Alabama, Mo Brooks, has believes that Donald Trump was right to call for a ban on Muslims entering the United States, but that the policy simply did not go far enough. Speaking on The Matt Murphy show earlier this week, Brooks called for immigration policy based on “skin pigmentation.”
As Contemptor reports:
Brooks told Murphy that the only reason we don’t have a pause on all immigration — Brooks is a staunch opponent of immigration reform and pretty much any form of immigration into this country — is due to the fact that POTUS “wants to change the way America looks.” He then decried the President’s immigration policy, saying “a lot of it has to do with skin pigmentation” and “religious values,” essentially stating that Obama only wants to allow Muslims and other brown/black people into this country.
That’s right. According to this Republican Congressman, President Obama is conducting some sort of white genocide on the United States, and only a race-based immigration policy will fix the problem.
This isn’t the first, and will likely not be the last time Brooks makes an unwelcome contribution to the race debate in America. But in an interview with TPM earlier this year, the congressman let slip an even more cynical reason that he doesn’t want anymore non-white people floating around his state, or any state. He said:
“Immigration is far and away the most important problem facing America because it changes the voter pool, thereby controlling the outcome of every single public policy challenge America faces,”
Sub-text: non-white people are less likely to support our racist policies, and less likely to give us their votes.
Whether or not Brooks is a bona fide racist is besides the point, because either way, he sure as hell relies on racism to stay in his job. Now, with the complexion of America returning a little closer to it’s pre-colonial origins, guys like Brooks know that the white establishment is going to change color with it.
Only a racist would see that as a problem.
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