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Mo Brooks

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Mo Brooks (1954–) is a Republican member of the House of Representatives from Alabama. This is going to be good.

On the issues[edit]

Abortion[edit]

Brooks, like most Republicans, is not a fan of a woman's right to choose. Indeed, he even tried to kill Planned Parenthood back in 2011 before killing Planned Parenthood was cool by voting for the Abortion Provider Prohibition Act.[1]

Global warming[edit]

Shockingly, Brooks is a passenger on the Global Warming Denying Wingnut Train™. During a May 2018 hearing of the House Science, Space, and Technology Commitee, Brooks not only brought out the tired denialist claim that the Antarctic ice cap is actually growing, he proclaimed that rising sea levels are caused by rocks falling into the sea from melting glaciers. "Now you have got less space in those oceans because the bottom is moving up", he explained.[2]

Taxes[edit]

Pledged not to raise the tax rate period.[3] Later pledged specifically not to agree to any climate-related proposals resulting in a net increase in government revenue.[4]

Immigration[edit]

"Illegal aliens give America drug-resistant tuberculosis and other diseases that threaten all of us."
—Mo Brooks[5]

In 2010, Brooks said he wanted to get "federal government out of the way of state and local governments that want to solve the problem." Irony meter test: he now wants to put the fed in the way of cities that try to actually solve the problem.[6] He also thinks immigration reform is part of a "war on whites." That is an actual quotation.[7] In 2015, he blamed immigrants from Mexico, with its 99% measles vaccination rate, for an outbreak of measles in the US.[8]

NASA[edit]

Hey! Stopped clock! It couldn't be because the Marshall Space Flight Center is in his district, could it?[citation needed]

2021 U.S. Capitol riot[edit]

See the main article on this topic: 2021 U.S. Capitol riot

On January 6 2021, Brooks helped to incite a mob to attack the US Capitol building in order to overturn Trump's 2020 election loss, stating that "today is the day American patriots start taking down names and kicking ass".[9] After the riots resulted in numerous arrests and the death of five people, Brooks backtracked, first falsely claiming that Antifa did it, and then claimed that "ass" simply referred to a donkey.[10]

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