Rep. Mo BrooksMo BrooksGOP rep: Protests could derail Republicans' plan to repeal Obamacare A guide to the committees: House Washington Post fires back at GOP rep over voter fraud claims MORE (R-Ala.) on Thursday said President Obama is the most “racially divisive” president America has seen since slavery was abolished.
The third-term congressman, the chairman of presidential candidate Ted CruzTed CruzBrietbart CEO reveals that Trump donors are part owners At CPAC, Trump lashes out at media Conquering Trump returns to conservative summit MORE’s Alabama leadership team, conceded that Obama was not more racially divisive than presidents who supported the institution.
“He’s clearly the most racially divisive president we’ve had since I’ve been alive,” 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.”
“But he’s probably the worst one since the Civil War and the passages of the 13th, 14th and 15th Amendments,” he added.
Brooks also said the president has “honed” his ability to create racial discord, which he said is part of the Democratic Party’s strategy to divide the country on the basis of race and sex.
“It’s a part of the Democratic Party’s campaign strategy to divide Americans based on skin pigmentation and to try to collect the votes of everybody who is a non-white on the basis that whites are discriminatory and the reason you are where you are in the economic ladder is because of racism,” he said.
“Therefore, vote Democrat,” he added
The lawmaker has previously said Democrats are waging a “war on whites.”