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Congressman Mo Brooks

Representing the 5th District of Alabama

Brooks Supports President Trump's Use of Military to Defend Border

October 25, 2018
Press Release

Washington, DC— Thursday, Congressman Mo Brooks (AL-05) expressed support for President Trump’s decision to defend the United States’ southern border against invasion by the caravan of thousands of Central Americans who brazenly seek to illegally cross America’s southern border.

Congressman Brooks said, “I fully support President Trump’s use of any and all means, including America's military, to protect and secure America's borders from a mob of 10,000 foreigners arrogantly marching with impunity to illegally cross into America. President Trump’s use of military force to protect America’s southern border is mandated by the commander-in-chief’s oath of office and Constitutional duties.”

Brooks continued, “Open borders Democrats betray America by obstructing attempts to secure our border. In 2016, Sixty-three million Americans voted to secure America’s borders. Yet, for partisan, political reasons open borders Democrats support illegal immigration and defend people hell bent on invading our country.”

Brooks concluded, “This caravan of invaders must be stopped. There is no justifiable reason to accept false claims of asylum or allow illegal entry into America. America’s use of military force sends an unmistakably strong message to the world that our borders must be secure and America’s sovereignty will be respected and upheld.”

A week ago today, on Thursday, October 18, President Trump promised to call upon the military to stop the caravan of foreigners from illegally entering America, saying in multiple tweets, “I am watching the Democrat Party led (because they want Open Borders and existing weak laws) assault on our country by Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador, whose leaders are doing little to stop this large flow of people, INCLUDING MANY CRIMINALS, from entering Mexico to U.S.........In addition to stopping all payments to these countries, which seem to have almost no control over their population, I must, in the strongest of terms, ask Mexico to stop this onslaught - and if unable to do so I will call up the U.S. Military and CLOSE OUR SOUTHERN BORDER!......The assault on our country at our Southern Border, including the Criminal elements and DRUGS pouring in, is far more important to me, as President, than Trade or the USMCA. Hopefully Mexico will stop this onslaught at their Northern Border. All Democrats fault for weak laws!”