Mo Brooks praises Donald Trump’s decision to use military along southern border

Mo Brooks and Donald Trump
Rep. Mo Brooks and President Donald Trump, Tues. March 21, 2017. [Photo courtesy of Rep. Mo Brooks]

Alabama 5th District U.S. Congressman Mo Brooks says he fully supports President Donald Trump’s decision to use American troops to defend the nation’s southern border.

Trump signed a memorandum on Wednesday to deploy the National Guard to the southwest border, following several days of his calling for more border security.

Brooks shortly thereafter released a statement of support saying, “I fully support President Trump’s use of our military to secure the border against invasion by foreign nationals.”

“Until Congress gives President Trump funding for the physical border wall, his decision to send troops to the border, consistent with his Constitutional power as commander in chief, not only sends a strong message to the world that our borders will be secure, but more importantly preserves America’s national sovereignty,” Brooks continued.

The President also tweeted on Wednesday, “Our Border Laws are very weak while those of Mexico & Canada are very strong. Congress must change these Obama era, and other, laws NOW!..We will be taking strong action today.”

At the White House that afternoon, Trump spoke of his intention to deploy the National Guard to the southern border because of Congress’s failure to properly defend the nation against the invasion.

“So, we are preparing for the military to secure our border between Mexico and the United States. We have a meeting on it with General Mattis and everybody, and I think it’s something we have to do,” said the President.

Brooks agrees — it’s time to take action.

“Recent, highly-publicized caravans of thousands of foreigners heading for America’s border emphasize that it is past time for Congress to reform laws that entice and reward foreign nationals who illegally invade America,” added Brooks. “For too long, illegal aliens have exploited weak laws and then sought and sometimes gained de facto permanent legal status at great cost and damage to American taxpayers.”