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Rep. Terri Sewell reacts to Rep. Mo Brooks' 'War on Whites' comment

Mo Brooks. Source: WAFF Mo Brooks. Source: WAFF
BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) -

An Alabama Congressman thinks Democrats are waging what he calls a "War on Whites."

Congressman Mo Brooks was talking about immigration on a talk show Monday when he allegedly said, "This is a part of the war on whites that's been launched by the Democratic Party. And the way in which their launching this war is by claiming that whites hate everybody else."

It is a pretty strong statement but one that Representative Brooks is standing by.

"You can either sit back and let it happen or with the knowledge that I have try to take the Democratic Party to task that they will quit doing this and I'm not going to sit back. I love my country too much for the Democrats to interject race as a motivation to vote," said Brooks.

Representative Terri Sewell, Alabama's lone congressional Democrat, issued this statement:

"I am very 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. His insensitive remarks are inflammatory and do not represent the views of the State of Alabama. Our nation is facing a crisis. This is the time for America to put aside partisan politics and unite on behalf of the unaccompanied minors. The time is long overdue to pass a comprehensive immigration reform bill."

Brooks thinks most Americans are on his side.

"The vast majority of people in America know what's going on and they know it's wrong," said Brooks.

Brooks' comments have also sparked the hashtag "War on Whites" on Twitter. Thousands are using that tag to speak out against, or show support for, the north Alabama Congressman.

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