Washington, DC— Thursday, on Fox Business Network’s “Varney & Co.”, Congressman Mo Brooks (AL-05) slammed Socialist Democrats’ sham impeachment of President Trump and outlined what he expects from the Senate impeachment trial.
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Full transcript of Congressman Brooks on Fox Business follows:
Brooks: Good morning, Stuart. Well, basically it’s this: the Socialist Democrats hypocrisy and deceit knows no limits in their craving for political power. They have been lusting over the impeachment of Donald Trump since before he was even sworn into office. It was election theft, then it was Russian collusion. Those theories fell apart, and now they’ve got this Ukraine hoax that certainly does not meet the Constitutional requirement of treason, bribery, high crimes, or misdemeanors. Yet, they’re foisting it on the American people with their allies CNN, MSNBC, and other left-wing outlets in the mainstream news media.
Varney: So, what do you expect from the Senate?
Brooks: Well, I hope in the Senate that we will have justice and a fair trial, whatever that might be. Let me be real clear about something involving the United States Constitution. The Constitution does not allow Congress to lightly trash the votes of the people who have elected a president of the United States. So, the framers of the Constitution set a high bar. It has to be treason. It has to be bribery, and it can’t just be any crime or misdemeanor. It has to be what’s called a high crime or misdemeanor, and what does the word high mean under these circumstances? It means the betrayal of the United States of America in favor of a foreign power. If you look at the Articles of Impeachment, they have failed to make out a case for that Constitutional requirement, and as such, it ought to be dismissed. But, maybe they’ll go past the dismissal stage and have an actual trial with witnesses. I’ll defer to the good judgement of my Senate colleagues, but quite clearly what the Democrats are doing is a sham and is an effort to trash over 60 million votes. That’s wrong.
Varney: You sound angry about this, sir. Is that shared with your Republican colleagues?
Brooks: Every American who believes in the United States Constitution, who believes in our republic, should be angry about this effort to defraud the American people and to trash the lawful votes of over 60 million Americans. Yet, the Socialist Democrats seem to believe that they can do this with impunity. I hope that the voters will take them to task in 2020. Time will tell.
Varney: Congressman Mo Brooks, Republican, Alabama. Thanks for joining us, sir. We’ll see you again soon.
Brooks: My pleasure, Stuart.
Varney: Yes, sir. Thank you.
Washington, DC— Friday morning, Congressman Mo Brooks (AL-05) introduced the “No Social Security for Illegal Aliens Act of 2020.” The bill would prohibit the distribution of Social Security benefits to illegal aliens who perform unauthorized work in the United States. Demonstrating their contempt for American law, illegal aliens often use fraudulent Social Security numbers to flout current law which forbids illegal aliens from receiving Social Security payments. The “No Social Security for Illegal Aliens Act of 2020” is endorsed by America’s #1 grassroots border security advocacy group, NumbersUSA, and the Association of Mature American Citizens, a 2 million member strong advocacy organization for Americans 50 and over.
Original cosponsors: Congressman Gus Bilirakis (FL-12), Congressman Jeff Duncan (SC-03), Congressman Paul Gosar (AZ-04), Congressman Andy Biggs (AZ-05), Congressman Ralph Norman (SC-05), Congressman Ron Wright (TX-06), and Congressman Ted Budd (NC-13).
Congressman Brooks said, “The prospect of ‘free’ government services and benefits is a giant magnet for illegal aliens. Congress should do absolutely everything in our power to eliminate that giant magnet. That’s why I’ve introduced the ‘No Social Security for Illegal Aliens Act of 2020.’ It would prohibit the distribution of Social Security benefits to illegal aliens who perform unauthorized work in the United States. The bottom line is, NO illegal alien should be rewarded with government benefits for breaking America’s laws.”
Brooks concluded, “Illegal aliens are a huge drain on America’s coffers. Each illegal alien costs American taxpayers in the neighborhood of $9,000-$10,000 per year. That puts the yearly price tag for all illegal aliens at more than $200 billion in combined state, local, and federal expenditures. It is taxpayers who should benefit from their tax dollars, not illegal aliens.”
Rosemary Jenks, Director of Government Affairs for NumbersUSA, said, “Illegal workers who use fake or stolen Social Security numbers should not be rewarded by being able to claim Social Security benefits. Most Americans would find it outrageous that an illegal alien can leave the United States and apply for Social Security benefits in his home country and actually receive them based on his illegal work. NumbersUSA applauds Congressman Brooks for working to end this practice.”
Bob Carlstrom, President of the Association of Mature American Citizens Action, said, “While the future of Social Security is marked by fiscal uncertainty, it is imperative for Congress to take action to preserve benefits for rightful recipients and to protect the program against potential abuse. Under current law, aliens who work in Social Security-covered employment and pay Social Security payroll taxes are permitted to collect Social Security benefits. However, allowing unauthorized workers to draw Social Security benefits enables wider abuse of Social Security, compromises U.S. immigration laws, and further complicates efforts to achieve fiscal solvency.”
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On November 6, 2018, Congressman Mo Brooks (R-AL) was re-elected as the Representative for Alabama’s 5th Congressional District. He proudly represents the people of the Tennessee Valley and serves on two influential House committees: Armed Services and Science, Space, and Technology. Congressman Brooks serves on three important House subcommittees: the Strategic Forces and Readiness subcommittees on Armed Services and the Space subcommittee on Science, Space, and Technology.
Now in his 5th term, Congressman Brooks’ seniority has improved to #11 out of 26 Republicans on Armed Services and #2 out of 15 Republicans on Science, Space, and Technology.
Congressman Brooks is highly active and engaged in representing the interests of the 5th District.
Congressman Brooks successfully inserted 25 Tennessee Valley defense community policy priorities into the Fiscal Year 2019 National Defense Authorization Act. Those provisions include, but are not limited to: Standard Missile 3 (SM-3) Block IB multiyear procurement, Hypersonics development, Improved Turbine Engine, Short Range Air Defense, and the Army’s Iron Dome interceptor system.
In the 115th Congress, Congressman Brooks’ bill, the “American Leadership in Space Technology and Advanced Rocketry Act” or “ALSTAR Act” successfully passed the U.S. House. The “ALSTAR” Act would formally designate Alabama’s Marshall Space Flight Center as NASA’s lead center for rocket propulsion. In addition, the ALSTAR Act would direct Marshall to explore, develop, coordinate and mature new rocket propulsion technology in cooperation with government and private sector partners.
Growing up in North Alabama, Mo Brooks’ parents taught him early on that study and hard work were expected and required. They also taught him the importance of honesty, and to never be shy about speaking up and fighting for important principles. Brooks was born in 1954 in Charleston, South Carolina, and moved in 1963 to Huntsville, Alabama. Congressman Brooks’ father, Jack Brooks, retired from Redstone Arsenal’s Metrology Center. Brooks’ mother, Betty Brooks, taught economics and government for over 20 years at Lee High School in Huntsville.
Congressman Brooks graduated from Grissom High School in 1972 (where he was all-city in baseball and an active member on two state championship debate teams). He graduated from Duke University in three years with a double major in political science and economics, with highest honors in economics. In 1978, he graduated from the University of Alabama Law School.
After graduation, Congressman Brooks worked as a prosecutor in the Tuscaloosa District Attorney’s office, where he built a solid “tough-on-crime” reputation. While there, he obtained guilty verdicts in every one of the 20-plus jury trials he prosecuted. He also organized and managed the grand jury.
Congressman Brooks left the Tuscaloosa District Attorney’s office in 1980 to return to Huntsville as a law clerk for presiding Circuit Court Judge John David Snodgrass. In 1982,
Brooks was elected to the Alabama House of Representatives and became one of 11 Republican legislators (out of 140 total) and the only elected Republican legislator north of Birmingham.
Brooks was re-elected to the Alabama House in 1983, 1986, and 1990. While in the legislature, he was elected Republican House Caucus Chairman three times and was ranked number one (out of 140 legislators) by the Alabama Taxpayers’ Defense Fund in the fight to protect family incomes from higher taxes. He was also ranked in the top 20 percent by Alabama Alliance of Business & Industry on pro-jobs, tort reform, and free enterprise issues and was recognized as one of the legislature’s most effective legislators by Alabama Magazine.
In 1991, Brooks was appointed Madison County District Attorney. In 1996, he ran for the Madison County Commission and unseated an eight-year incumbent Republican. He was re-elected to the Commission in 2000, 2004, and 2008. During every year except when he was serving as a prosecutor or court clerk, Brooks was a private practice attorney. In 1995-1996, he was appointed Special Assistant Attorney General for then Attorney General Jeff Sessions and, from 1996-2002, was appointed Special Assistant Attorney General for then Attorney General Bill Pryor.
In 1976, Congressman Brooks married Martha Jenkins of Toledo; they met at Duke University. Martha graduated from the University of Alabama with an accounting degree. She later retired as a certified public accountant and obtained a math and education major from the University of Alabama in Huntsville in 2005. She taught math at Whitesburg Middle School. Mo and Martha are the proud parents of four children and grandparents of ten grandchildren.
Congressman Brooks was first elected to the U.S. House of Representatives on November 2, 2010.
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