Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL) said in a radio interview that Democrats are waging a “war on whites” in their efforts to criticize President-elect Donald Trump. Speaking on WBHP radio “The Morning Show With Toni & Gary,”
Rep. Brooks was asked specifically asked for his thoughts about the confirmation hearings for Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL), who is Trump’s choice for Attorney General of the United States. Sessions was denounced by members of the Congressional Black Caucus, including Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Rep. John Lewis (D-GA), as well as Democrats on the Judiciary Committee panel, who accused the Alabaman of racism.
Brooks said, “It’s really about political power and racial division and what I’ve referred to on occasion as the ‘war on whites.’” He added, “It’s all about political power, and the Democrats are not shy about lying in order to achieve their political goals.”
Brooks defended his fellow Alabaman’s record. He accused Democrats of resorting to accusations of racism as a means to gain power through identity politics. “They are trying to motivate the African-American vote to vote-bloc for Democrats by using every ‘Republican is a racist’ tool that they can envision. Even if they have to lie about it.”
During the two days of hearings, Sessions’ addressed concerns raised by Democrats about his devotion to civil rights. He had to deny that he has any sympathies for the Ku Klux Klan and point out his work as Alabama’s attorney general to desegregate public schools and to prosecute a member of the Ku Klux Klan who had murdered a young black girl.