Rep. Brooks: Whites the only group that can be ‘lawfully discriminated’ against
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Rep. Mo BrooksMorris (Mo) Jackson BrooksHouse GOP pushes hard-line immigration plan as Senate deals fail Ingraham: Trump got 'snookered badly' on budget deal Senate passes bill to end shutdown, sending it to House MORE (R-Ala.) on Tuesday defended his claim that Democrats are waging a “war on whites,” saying that people could “lawfully discriminate” against the group under current federal law.

“It is repugnant for Democrats time after time after time to resort to cries of racism to divide Americans and drive up voter turn out,” Brooks said in an interview with USA Today. “That is exactly what they are doing in order to drive up their vote and they are doing it when there is no racial discrimination involved.

“If you look at current federal law, there is only one skin color that you can lawfully discriminate against. That’s Caucasians — whites,” he added. 

Brooks said he stands by his statement Monday in which he accused Democrats of launching a “war on whites.” 

“I want Democrats held accountable ... if Americans want a political party that regularly stokes unfounded racial fears, well then vote Democrat,” he told USA Today

In an interview Monday on conservative radio host Laura Ingraham’s show, Brooks said Democrats are using the current immigration debate to attack white constituents.

“This is a part of the war on whites that’s being launched by the Democratic Party. And the way in which they’re launching this war is by claiming that whites hate everybody else,” he said during the interview.

"It's a part of the strategy that Barack Obama implemented in 2008, continued in 2012, where he divides us all on race, on sex, greed, envy, class warfare, all those kinds of things,” he continued. “Well that’s not true.”

Brooks also said in a recent interview, which surfaced Tuesday, that young children who came to the United States illegally shouldn’t be able to enlist in the U.S. military because they would have access to weapons of mass destruction.