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Alabama Congressman Compares Border Crossings to 9/11 in Argument for Trump’s Wall

5 20 532

On CNN’s New Day on Friday, Alabama Rep. Mo Brooks was pressed to explain why he condemned President Obama’s use of executive authority for some of his immigration policies but supports President Trump’s threat to declare a national emergency over border security in order to sidestep Congress and find funding for a border wall. In response, Brooks lashed out against CNN and accused co-host John Berman of “once again” misleading the public.

“Those are different circumstances than what we’re facing today,” Brooks argued. “What we’re facing today is a national emergency of major proportions. And Congress has delegated to the president of the United States the right—and it’s express United States code, you can look it up yourself—the right to declare a national emergency under certain circumstances.”

When Berman asked Brooks what, exactly, the national emergency of major proportions was, Brooks made his pitch:

Let’s look at 9/11 by way of example. We lost 3,000 people, more or less, on 9/11. That justified........

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