Mo Brooks

Bonus Quote of the Day

“Not with respect to the Second Amendment. The Second Amendment right to bear arms is to ensure that we always have a republic. And as with any constitutional provision in the Bill of Rights, there are adverse aspects to each of those rights that we enjoy as people. And what we just saw here is one of the bad side effects of someone not exercising those rights properly. But we’re not going to get rid of freedom of speech because some people say some really ugly things that hurt other people’s feelings. We’re not going to get rid of Fourth Amendment search and seizure rights because it allows some criminals to go free who should be behind bars.”

— Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL), quoted by Axios, when asked if today’s shooting changes his mind about gun control laws.

Quote of the Day

“The Democrats are in a perplexing position. On the one hand, they’re trying to appeal to the gay community, but, on the other hand, they’re trying to also appeal to the Muslim community, which, if it had its way, would kill every homosexual in the United States of America.”

— Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL), in an interview on WAPI.

Brooks Says Obama Most ‘Racially Divisive’ Since Civil War

Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL) contends that President Obama is the most “racially divisive” president since the days of slavery, BuzzFeed reports.

Said Brooks: “There probably has not been a more racially divisive, economic divisive president in the White House since we had presidents who supported slavery.”

He added: “But again, we did have presidents in the first 80 to 100 years of our country that supported slavery. And you cannot say that Barack Obama was worse than them.”

GOP Lawmaker Says Refugees Looking for a ‘Paid Vacation’

Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL) says refugees fleeing war-torn Syria are trying to come to the U.S. for a “paid vacation,” The Hill reports.

Said Brooks: “I’m one of these folks that think we need to stop paying these folks to come here, and we’re paying them about $15,000 a year in free health care, free food, free shelter, free clothing, free transportation.”

He added: “You know, just go down the litany of wealth-transfer programs that these people are entitled to, and that answers very quickly why so many of them want to come to the United States of America, we’re paying them to come here. Paid vacation!”

GOP Lawmaker Wants Clinton Impeached on Day One

Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL) says Republicans should impeach Hillary Clinton immediately should she win the presidency, MSNBC reports.

Said Brooks: “In my judgment, with respect to Hillary Clinton, she will be a unique president if she is elected by the public next November, because the day she’s sworn in is the day that she’s subject to impeachment because she has committed high crimes and misdemeanors.”

Bonus Quote of the Day

“It’s brazen. He’s acting like a petulant child who is upset with the American people because they disagree with the worthiness of his public policies. He doesn’t want the American people in future elections determining the outcome of those elections. Rather, he wants to import millions of foreigners who he hopes will tip the balance of future election in the Democratic Party’s favor.”

— Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL), quoted by the Huntsville Times, on President Obama’s immigration measures.

GOP Lawmaker Sees Possible Jail Time for Obama

Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL) told Slate that with his forthcoming executive actions on immigration President Obama may break a federal statute “making it a felony to aid, abet, or entice a foreigner to illegally enter the U.S.”

Said Brooks: “At some point, you have to evaluate whether the president’s conduct aids or abets, encourages, or entices foreigners to unlawfully cross into the United States of America. That has a five-year in-jail penalty associated with it.”

But Obama might not be impeached: “If the president is simply not obeying a statute that is noncriminal in nature, that does not necessarily rise to a high crime or a misdemeanor. I don’t know what he’s going to do yet. Until we see what he’s going to do, it is difficult to say whether he is violating a civil statute or violating a criminal statute.”

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