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GOP congressman: It's racist to suggest voter ID requirements hinder African-Americans

Rep. Brooks joined John Solomon for a wide-ranging interview on the John Solomon Reports podcast.

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Rep. Mo Brooks in 2019
Rep. Mo Brooks in 2019
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Updated: March 29, 2021 - 11:20pm

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Rep. Mo Brooks, the Alabama Republican now running for U.S. Senate, says the "socialist Democrats" who argue that requiring a photo ID to cast ballots would hinder African-Americans voters are actually racist.

Brooks, an ardent supporter of former President Donald Trump, said that everyone, regardless of race, has an equal ability to obtain photo identification in America.

"They, the socialist Democrats, are arguing that Asian Americans, Hispanic Americans, Caucasian Americans, somehow have the ability to vote, have the ability to get photo ID, but the socialist Democrats are in effect arguing that somehow or another African Americans are inferior and unable to do what other races are doing, therefore, African Americans need to be protected in some fashion and should not be subject to voter identification," Brooks told the John Solomon Reports podcast on Monday.

"That's wrong. All of us are created equal in the eyes of God. All of us have the equal ability to get photo identification," Brooks said.

As the U.S. faces a surge of migrants along its southern border, Brooks added the "consequences of the socialist open borders policies are horrific," noting that according to federal crime data, about 2,000 Americans yearly "are killed on American soil at the hands of illegal aliens."

The congressman also said that more than 30,000 Americans per year die from overdoses on drugs that are smuggled through the nation's southern border, and he said that a massive pool of illegal alien workers that depresses American wages and leaves fewer job opportunities for Americans. He also said that illegal aliens on welfare create a massive financial cost to American taxpayers.

During the podcast Brooks was critical of lawmakers he described as "debt junkies" who support massive government spending and said that such big-spenders exist in both major political parties.

"The Communist Chinese Party is the threat of the century to the United States of America," Brooks declared during the interview.

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