Rep. Terri Sewell (D) condemned her Alabama colleague Rep. Mo Brooks's (R) suggestion that Democrats are waging a "war on whites."
Sewell, the only Democrat and only nonwhite member of the Alabama congressional delegation, said she was "incredibly disappointed" by Brooks's statements.
Brooks later doubled down on his claims, saying people could "lawfully discriminate" against white people as with no other group.
"I am incredibly disappointed in the comments made by my colleague Congressman Mo Brooks. To invoke racial motives in the debate for comprehensive immigration reform is neither productive nor warranted," Sewell said in a statement.
"His insensitive remarks are inflammatory and do not represent the views of the state of Alabama," Sewell said.