GOP Rep Compares Border “Emergency” To 9/11

Politico reports:

Rep. Mo Brooks on Friday defended the need for more border security, including a border wall, by comparing the situation along the nation’s southern border to the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.

“Let’s look at 9/11 by way of example. We lost 3,000 people more or less on 9/11,” Brooks (R-Ala.) said on CNN’s “New Day.” “That justified going to war in Iraq, Afghanistan and our troops are still there to varying degrees.”

“With the southern border we have at least the loss of 15,000 Americans a year,” the congressman claimed. Brooks defended Trump’s desire to declare a national emergency to obtain funds to build a barrier even though he was sharply critical of former President Barack Obama for using executive authority for some of his immigration policies.