Alabama 5th District U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks isn’t holding back — in a fiery floor speech in front of his House colleagues, he blasted Socialist Democrats’ open borders policies “that help to kill 33,000 Americans each year.”
“The President’s legal authority to declare a national emergency under the National Emergencies Act of 1976 and build a wall on the southern border under 10 United States Code 2808 (and numerous other statutes) is crystal clear. Open-borders Socialists Democrats who brought this resolution to the House floor don’t have a legal leg to stand on,” Brooks said on Tuesday. “I trust President Trump will veto this resolution if it makes it to his desk, and I will vote in the House to sustain President Trump’s veto if given the opportunity.”
He continued, “Protecting American lives from illegal alien homicides and deaths from overdoses on poisonous drug trafficked across America’s porous southern border should be a bipartisan issue… It is tragic Socialist Democrats don’t care for American lives as much as President Trump does. The hatred and hostility Socialist Democrats harbor for President Trump, who is trying to protect American lives, is beyond the pale.”
Brooks purports America’s porous southern border is responsible for nearly 33,000 deaths a year.
“By any measure, a national emergency exists at America’s porous southern border. According to Immigration and Customs Enforcement data, roughly 2,000 illegal aliens are apprehended each year by federal agents for homicides committed on American soil,” Brooks explained. “Worse yet, National Institutes of Health data reveals that roughly 31,000 Americans die each year from heroin and cocaine overdoses, 90% of which floods across our porous southern border. On average, at least 50 Americans die each day from illegal alien homicides or overdoses on poisonous drugs shipped through our porous southern border.”
On Tuesday the House will vote on a resolution to block President Donald Trump’s declaration of a national emergency on the U.S.-Mexico border. The resolution will undoubtedly pass the House with Democrats in control of the chamber, and may garner enough votes of support in the Senate to pass as well, which could result in Trump’s first veto.
Earlier this month Trump declared a national emergency along the border in order to fund his long-sought wall along the U.S-Mexico border.
Watch Brooks’ speech below:
The full text of Brooks’ speech follows:
Mr. Speaker, in FY 2018, more than 2,000 illegal aliens were apprehended by federal agents for homicides committed on American soil. 
Hence, we can expect at least 33,000 dead Americans each year until America secures our porous southern border.
For perspective, the 9/11 terrorist attacks killed roughly 3,000 people. In response, America invaded Iraq and Afghanistan at a cost trillions of dollars and roughly seven thousand lost military personnel lives!
Saving Americans should be a bipartisan issue. Yet, here we are. Republicans seek to prevent another 33,000 dead Americans this year while partisan Democrats seek to embarrass and stop President Trump from securing America’s porous southern border and saving American lives.
For emphasis, no, no national emergency in history has been prompted by more dead Americans than President Trump’s national emergency declaration. As such, I support President Trump’s national emergency declaration and will vote accordingly.
Mr. Speaker, how many dead Americans does it take for open border advocates to support border security?
How much American blood must be on guilty hands before Congress recognizes the national emergency we face at America’s southern border?
America’s military protects the borders of, and lives in, South Korea, Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan, Europe, and many other countries.
I thank President Trump, as commander-in chief, for understanding that America, and Americans, deserve no less protection!
Mr. Speaker, let me conclude by noting that dead Americans, Americans killed by illegal aliens and as a consequence of porous borders, had dreams too! And, we as a Congress, should remember and honor those dreams and act accordingly, and protect this national emergency to protect American lives by securing our porous southern border.
Mr. Speaker, I yield back.