U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks, a Republican from Alabama, has issued a statement explaining why he voted against last-week’s nearly unanimous House resolution condemning hate and bigotry.
The seven-page resolution, he claims, did not specifically “condemn discrimination against Caucasian-Americans and Christians,” as Talking Points Memo noted.
But Congressman Brooks claims the resolution did condemn “discrimination against lesbians, homosexuals, transsexuals, and the like,” which is a stretch.
Brooks, who has been in Alabama politics since the 1980’s, says the House resolution “explicitly condemned discrimination against Jews, Muslims, Hindus, and Sikhs (but not Christians); and condemned discrimination against African-Americans, Latinos, Native Americans, Asian Americans, Pacific Islanders, and other immigrants (but not Caucasians); and condemned discrimination against lesbians, homosexuals, transsexuals, and the like.”
The resolution (full text here) in fact does not mention lesbians, homosexuals, or “transsexuals.” It also does not mention sex or gender, although it does offer a broad condemnation of “bigotry against minorities.”
Clearly the Alabama Congressman would like to focus his efforts on protecting the majority, which might explain why he endorsed and stood by Roy Moore, who was accused of accused child molestation and sexual assault.
Brooks in the recent past has admitted to opposing all immigration, “because it changes the voter pool.” He has also accused Democrats of waging a “war on whites,” and even claimed the Voting Rights Act is actually a war on white people.
Every House Democrat voted for last week’s resolution. 24 Republicans refused to vote for the resolution. One, white nationalist Rep. Steve King, voted only “present.”
Trump officials could face criminal charges for USPS sabotage — and the president may not be able to pardon them
Members of the Trump administration could face legal jeopardy over efforts to sabotage U.S. Postal Service operations to interfere with the 2020 presidential elections.
"Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ) made a criminal referral to the New Jersey Attorney General on Friday night, asking him to impanel a grand jury to look at possible breach of state election laws by President Trump, Postmaster General Louis DeJoy and others for 'their accelerating arson of the post office,' he said. Alarming headlines have emerged in recent days as many states prepare to facilitate widespread mail balloting due to the coronavirus pandemic. President Trump openly admitted he was withholding federal aid from the postal service to prevent mail-in voting, and USPS has notified 46 states and D.C. that it will struggle to deliver some mail ballots on time," The Daily Beast reported Friday.
Maddow reveals how one state stood up to Trump’s USPS cuts — and won
MSNBC anchor Rachel Maddow's opening segment on Friday focused on a positive story of political pressure stopping one of the Trump administration's attacks on the U.S. Postal Service.
Maddow reported how NBC Montana reporter Maritsa Georgiou had doggedly reported on the removal of postal boxes in Missoula, where she is based. Missoula has been a long-time Democratic Party stronghold.
Montana has a competitive U.S. Senate election in 2020, with Democratic Gov. Steve Bullock challenging first-term Republican Sen. Steve Daines.
As Georgiou chased the story, she learned there were also plans to remove boxes in the battleground of Billings. And more planned for the blue town of Bozeman. And other towns.
Pepsi joins the chorus of people dunking on Tucker Carlson over Kamala Harris
The Pepsi soda company mocked Fox News personality Tucker Carlson on Friday evening.
On Tuesday, Carlson flipped out after a guest attempted to teach him how to pronounce the name of Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA), who is running for vice president on Joe Biden's ticket.
Video of the exchange was posted on Twitter by Nikki McCann Ramirez, a researcher at the watchdog group Media Matters for America.
Tucker Carlson loses it when a guest corrects his pronunciation of Kamala Harris's name pic.twitter.com/1fHIrPGuwN